One Week until Sleep Out: Executive Edition! - Covenant House Vancouver

One Week until Sleep Out: Executive Edition!

Back to Blog Listing Page | | November 9, 2017

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 16th 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 is like to “sleep” on the street.

“Sleepers” will also interact with some of our youth currently staying with us and those who have stayed with us in the past. They will hear their personal stories of how they found their way to our doors and how their lives have changed since. Youth will also have the opportunity to ask the participants why they support Covenant House and why they are Sleeping Out.

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. Be sure to join in the discussion on Social Media using the hash tag #CHSleepOut.

Click here to learn more, support a Vancouver participant or donate to the event.