The number of people experiencing homelessness in America increased for the first time since 2010.
This year, 4.2 million young people will find themselves without a safe, stable place to sleep.
They may be escaping years of physical abuse, a dangerous human trafficking network, a drug-addicted parent, or a house overflowing with rage.
More than 5,000 of these kids will lose their lives to the streets.
Sleep Out America sends a powerful message to these young people that they are not alone or forgotten. When we Sleep Out, we spread awareness about youth homelessness and raise essential funds for Covenant House, the largest privately-funded charity in the Americas providing loving care and vital services to youth facing homelessness.
While Sleep Out America involves placing a piece of cardboard and a sleeping bag in a place you normally wouldn’t sleep, it is not about pretending to be homeless. It’s an act of solidarity – proving to kids facing homelessness that we care enough to be uncomfortable for one night, for their sakes.
Sleep Out on November 16th so homeless kids don’t have to.