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3rd Annual Sleep Out: Executive Edition Tonight!

Tonight executives, public figures and well-connected leaders in our community will sleep outside for one night in solidarity with those youth who may face many more cold, lonely nights until they find their way through the doors of Covenant House Vancouver.

From Anchorage to New York, Vancouver to New Orleans and in other major cities across North America, participants will raise funds from their companies, colleagues, friends and family to support the life-changing work that is being done to help young people leave the streets and begin new lives. These leaders will draw the attention of the larger business community and our nation to the problem of homelessness among young people.

Click here to view all our participants and to learn why they are sleeping out in support of homeless youth. If you are want to donate to a “sleeper” click here.

Be sure to join in the discussion on Twitter using the hash tag #CHSleepOut. Participants in thirteen different cities across North America will be live tweeting about their firsthand experience sleeping outside.

Thanks to all our “Sleepers” and their supporters!

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Walter hard at work supporting our young people

Jesse one of our Mental Health Clinician’s recently snapped a couple pictures of Walter our therapy dog hard at work. Walter snuggled with this youth a couple years ago when she was drug addicted and homeless. Walter is now snuggling with a sober, employed woman living in her own accommodation, who has been in a healthy, positive relationship for over a year.

Congratulations to the young lady for working hard to change her life around and thanks to Walter and Jesse for walking with her on her journey.

Walter our therapy dog hard at work  

Less than one week until our Sleep Out: Executive Edition

Cold, hungry and alone. The reality of sleeping on the streets is harsh and unforgiving. Many of the youth who make their way through our doors have had to endure cruel life circumstances on the unforgiving streets before they finally find hope here at Covenant House Vancouver. We welcome them unconditionally, helping them begin their journey to leave life on the streets behind them for good.

On November 20th we are challenging local executives, community luminaries and notables to Sleep Out for one night in solidarity with the youth we serve here at Covenant House. With only a sleeping bag and a piece of cardboard, participants will get a small glimpse of what it’s like to “sleep” on the street.

Covenant Houses throughout the United States and Canada will host Sleep Out events this fall to raise critical funds and awareness to the issue of youth homelessness.

Click here to learn more and support our Vancouver participants.

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