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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Transformation Tuesday: Making Progress in a Pandemic

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Every Tuesday, we like to share transformation stories of the youth here at Covenant House! This way, our partners and supporters can see how we make a difference together. No matter how big or small the accomplishment, we celebrate every step forward. Today’s transformations come out of our Rapid Rehousing Program: Amidst COVID-19, experiencing homelessness has certainly been a roller …