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Have a question?

Check out our most Frequently Asked Questions, complete our form below, or contact us at sleepoutamerica@convenanthouse.org or 212-727-4990.

Where do I Sleep Out?

Sleep Out America is a Do-It-Yourself event where you choose your own location (somewhere safe and legal!) and plan a Sleep Out of your own design.

Many of our participants Sleep Out in their own backyards and driveways while others Sleep Out in parking lots and grounds of businesses, schools, parks, or places of worship (note: you must get permission to Sleep Out on private property and Covenant House does not provide insurance or take on any liability for your Sleep Out). Whether you Sleep Out on your own, with your family, or with a group, we’ll provide you with the resources you need to make your Sleep Out a meaningful experience.

Can I Sleep Out on a different day?

Yes! While Friday, November 22, 2019, is the official night for Sleep Out America, we encourage you to register even if you are unable to participate on that night. By registering, you will gain access to all of our resources and materials, which you can use to plan your Sleep Out on an alternate night. Additional content will become available online on November 22, but will remain accessible to registered participants through the end of the year.

How does sleeping outside help kids facing homelessness?

Every dollar you raise as a participant in Sleep Out America goes directly to Covenant House, an international non-profit that provides housing and supportive services to youth facing homelessness. So by Sleeping Out, you’re paving the way for a young person in need to sleep in a warm, safe bed.

Young people can find themselves homeless for lots of reasons, from financial issues to abusive home lives. Once on the streets, kids are easy targets for violence, human trafficking, and other devastating situations. Covenant House actively reaches out to vulnerable youth and offers them love, respect, and the tools they need to build a stable and happy future.

How can I participate in Sleep Out America?

Sleep Out America is an opportunity to offer solidarity and support to the ever-growing population of youth facing homelessness in America.

On November 22, 2019, across the country, people of all ages and backgrounds will give up the warmth of our beds and the comfort of our homes to sleep outside, just like thousands of kids with nowhere else to go do every night.

Find out more about how it works.