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Volunteer Spotlight: Mentor Melissa Lampert

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Jan. 25, 2022 By Sam Buisman – Covenant House Alaska Staff Writer In honor of National Mentoring Month, we want to spotlight the volunteer work of Melissa Lampert, a mentor at Passage House.  Melissa’s mentor work at Covenant House Alaska stands as a testament to the impact a caring adult can have on a young Alaskan. Over her four-year tenure …

How you can improve Alaska’s beleaguered human trafficking laws

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Jan. 21, 2022 By Sam Buisman – Covenant House Alaska Staff Writer Working to end human trafficking in Alaska is central to our mission at Covenant House Alaska. Yet, this will likely remain an uphill battle for as long as our laws remain in their current state. Alaska’s human trafficking laws fail to address the breadth of trafficking crimes committed …

Volunteer Spotlight: A Special Volunteer from Santa’s Workshop

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12/24/21 By Mariam Mayanja — Covenant House Alaska Volunteer Writer When you hear the words “Christmas Committee,” your imagination easily takes you to Santa’s workshop. A place run of jolly elves with joyous names like Kandi. However, Kandi doesn’t run Santa’s workshop but leads the Covenant House Alaska Christmas Committee. Kandi Hernandez is originally from Texas and moved to Alaska …

GCI sent a strong team to our 2021 Candlelight Vigil and Sleepout event!

Cornerstone Donor Spotlight: GCI

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12/17/21 By Sam Buisman — Covenant House Alaska Staff Writer Every day, Covenant House Alaska is humbled to partner with GCI, who has furthered our mission and bolstered our Alaskan community through its devoted service and charitable giving.  For well over a decade, GCI has given Covenant House Alaska bountiful gifts of money and time that have proven instrumental to …

Chef Shawn on her work and Thanksgiving meal plans.

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11/25/21 By Covenant House International In celebration of Thanksgiving, we are featuring a special interview with Ms. Shawn (aka “Boss”), the powerhouse chef supervising the Covenant House Alaska kitchen.  What drew you to work at Covenant House Alaska? Shawn: I have a passion for cooking. I worked with an organization feeding adults [experiencing homeless] and when I realized that our youth …

Thank you to our veterans from Covenant House Alaska

Covenant House Alaska Thanks our Veterans

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Nov. 11, 2021 By Sam Buisman – Covenant House Alaska Staff Writer In honor of Veterans Day, Covenant House Alaska extends the most gracious of thanks to our country’s veterans and active-duty servicemembers.  We recognize that our staff, volunteers and Alaska is privileged to include many veterans, and we thank all of them for their service. Their selfless devotion to …

Cornerstone Donor Spotlight: Alaska Communications

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11/4/21 By Sam Buisman – Covenant House Alaska Staff Writer With its history of service to Alaskans outdating the history of our state itself, Covenant House Alaska is proud to partner with and humbled to receive the generous support of Alaska Communications.  As a long-time supporter, Alaska Communications’ gifts to Covenant House Alaska are foundational to our mission of ending …

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 …

Covenant House Alaska's Fight Against Human Trafficking

Covenant House Alaska’s Fight Against Human Trafficking

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10/1/21 By Sam Buisman — Covenant House Alaska Staff Writer Every day at Covenant House Alaska, we serve young people who are enduring or are susceptible to exploitation.  With nearly three in 10 of the youth we serve having experienced some form of human trafficking, combatting this incomparable evil is a tenant of our programming at Covenant House Alaska. Our …