With four full time essential kitchen staff who don’t all work the same shifts, it has been a challenge without the support of volunteers.
Over the past four years, Pat has developed great relationships with youth and staff. She has become close with some of the staff who have been there since she started.
Opened on October 15th, 1993, the need for Passage House program was revealed over time after several young ladies, babies in tow, arrived at Covenant House Alaska seeking shelter for themselves and their children.
Our state recently said goodbye to a beloved pioneer and luminary, Mary Jane Fate. She was an Athabascan elder, Alaskan trailblazer, and mother to our own Covenant House Alaska board member, Julie Fate Sullivan. She passed away peacefully with her husband of 65 years, Bud, by her side on April 10th. She was 86. Mary Jane was born in Rampart, …
Becoming a mother is a life-changing event. It changes your perceptions of the world, your responsibilities, your financial needs, your priorities, and even the way you love others.
We have roughly 50 volunteers who consistently dedicate time each week throughout the year. Volunteering has looked quite a bit different as we creatively engage current volunteers virtually for the time being.
Staff continue to show up to keep youth safe, healthy, and entertained, even if it means leaving their own families and putting themselves at risk.
It was Christmas time of 2018 when Mary first came into Covenant House Alaska’s Youth Engagement Center. It was shortly after that event she submitted a mentor application. She began her mentorship in March of 2019.
With the uncertainty that COVID-19 has brought to our community, we know that many people feel compelled to help in any way they can to flatten the curve and to assist people who need it most right now.
Bhante began volunteering at Rights of Passage (ROP) in June of 2019 offering guided meditation on Thursday evenings. For many of the ROP youth, this has been their introduction to meditation.