What is person-first language, and why do we use it at Covey?

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May 27, 2022 By Sam Buisman – Covenant House Alaska Staff Writer Eagle-eyed readers of our blog and social media pages may have noticed that we use the phrase “youth experiencing homelessness” rather than “homeless youth” — what’s up with that? When reading or hearing “youth experiencing homelessness,” it sounds clunky and awkward compared to the sleeker “homeless youth.” It …

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 …