The Covenant House Sleep Out® is an ongoing international movement which addresses the growing problem of homelessness among our young people. To participate, individuals accept the challenge of sleeping outside for just one night to:
- help raise awareness of homelessness among young people
- raise funds for safe shelter and support networks, which include housing, job training, beds, education, and hope
Sleep Outs have been established across 30 cities in the US, Canada, and Latin America. Millions of young people sleep on the streets every single night due to problems such as economics, abuse, addiction, and mental illness.
SHC strongly supports the Covenant House’s program to protect the human Right to Sleep. Everybody, if they can get a good night’s sleep, can practically conquer any challenge sent their way.
From the Sleep Out website: “Whether you join a Sleep Out at a Covenant House site, Sleep Out on your own, or start a Sleep Out with your friends and family, colleagues or neighbors, you inspire entire communities to step up and protect kids.”
Please consider participating if there’s one in your neighborhood! There are several Sleep Outs scheduled for mid- to late April: