Can I Share My Story With You?
When I came to the Cov, all I had on me were the items pictured above.
What I had on me…A picture of my Great-Grandma Joyce. I always wanted to be just like her. // I was so excited to buy this sports bra but the elastic on the straps are already showing. // My only pair of shoes. They look ok but the soles have worn down so much I slip a lot. // A sweater with a hole in it. I don’t have much else to keep me warm. // A toothbrush. My grandparents always stressed the importance of a smile no matter where life takes you. // A grey purse. It makes me feel pretty and grown up.
I was scared and people kept approaching me to make money some easy way. After spending weeks on the street, I had almost given up. Nobody would care if I was gone, right? As soon as I sat down on the cold concrete to figure out what to do, a van pulled up.
People from Covenant House California greeted me and made me feel safe. They asked if I needed help. And I did. More than ever.
The next day, I walked into their building and never looked back! I was so close to finding an easy way out that I knew wasn’t good.
My life is worth something. And so are all the other young people out there who need that chance.
As the year ends, please make a donation to help youth experiencing homelessness and human trafficking.
Hope for 2020!