Living in California, it’s hard not to be aware of the homelessness crisis in America. Did you know that 1/3 of all young people experiencing homelessness in America are in California? In addition to that sobering reality, less than 3% of all shelter beds in CA are designated for young people. Bottom line, there are simply not enough safe housing options for the youth of California, which is why the work we do as a community of support is so very critical! Sign up to Sleep Out!
Covenant House California works hard to ensure that all young people who reach out to us for support, have a safe place to sleep every night. In addition to safe shelter, youth facing homelessness can find food, clean clothing, and access to job training, education, mental health counseling, and legal aid — programs designed to help them on their journeys to independence.
Join the Sleep Out. Give up your bed for one night to shine a light on the youth homelessness crisis. Raise critical funds that keep Covenant House’s doors open 24/7 for young people seeking safe shelter and loving care. And become part of the movement to end youth homelessness in California.
Covenant House California operates in four counties (Alameda, Los Angeles, Orange & Santa Clara), but you can Sleep Out from anywhere with opportunities to participate remotely as well as at locations hosted by Covenant House.
Get started by choosing the CHC site where you would like to Sleep Out.
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From individuals, to companies, to faith-based organizations, Covenant House needs your help! Unlike many volunteer opportunities, we want you to do what you love to do… just do it with our youth, either individually or with a group of your friends or co-workers.
Some ideas include:
+ Providing haircuts to our youth
+ Donating your time to teach our young people a new skill like gardening
+ Hosting a tie-dye party or beach day
Learn more about our opportunities, and how you can make a difference in the lives of youth overcoming homelessness and trafficking!