Living room at MACK House

Opening of MACK House

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This September, we opened the doors of MACK House (Minors Accessing Care & Kindness), our new housing facility designed to serve the specific needs of minors experiencing homelessness. We talked with Executive Director Alison Kear about this exciting new venture. Q: Alison, we are all thrilled about MACK House and what it means for the youth we serve. Can you explain …

Jacquii with a Cue on Indigenous Peoples’ Day

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10/11/21 By Jacquii Cue, Covenant House Alaska Ambassador In celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, we’d like to introduce you to one of our Covenant House Alaska ambassadors, Jacquii with a Cue from Kotzebue. We have asked her to share her perspective on Indigenous Peoples’ day because we believe fully in using our platform to spark conversation and spread awareness around …

Honoring Audri at Covenant House Alaska on Indigenous Peoples’ Day

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10/11/21 By Covenant House International On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, we are proud to honor our native sisters and brothers working in Covenant House sites across the countries where we operate services for young people facing homelessness. Audriana “Audri” Foss is from the Dena’ina and Yupik tribes from Pedro Bay, on Lake Iliamna, which is one of five of the smallest …

Summer Volunteer Activities Roundup

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9/22/21 By Sam Buisman – Covenant House Alaska Staff Writer We’ve all noticed it. The days are getting shorter, the weather is getting colder, the snow is creeping down from the mountains and into our backyards — summer is over, and the fall is here! With summer coming to an official close, we wanted to highlight all the amazing adventures …

Suicide Prevention at Covenant House Alaska

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9/10/21 By Sam Buisman – Covenant House Alaska Staff Writer Today marks the 19th annual World Suicide Prevention Day, and we at Covenant House Alaska want to honor this day with an honest discussion on the scale of this problem and reflection on the work we do to abate it. Suicide prevention is integrated into our day-to-day operations at Covenant …

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In Memory

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The below memoriam is written by our Chief Program Officer, Heidi Huppert. We love our youth, like our own. In our little chapel with its glass walls, we have held far too many memorial services for the young people we have lost. With the services we pull together with our Pastoral Minister and a smattering of staff that knew the …

Funders and CHA Executive Director Alison Kear standing with shovels at Breaking Ground ceremony

Breaking Ground and Building Bridges for Youth Experiencing Homelessness

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In June, Covenant House Alaska broke ground on its historic and innovative plan to build 22 micro-unit apartments for youth experiencing homelessness. We sat down with Executive Director, Alison Kear, to learn more.  Q: Alison, what an incredible time to be a supporter of Covenant House Alaska. We just broke ground on 22 micro-unit apartments on this very footprint on …