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Sleep Out: Women Unite

Sleep Out: Women Unite 

Nearly 2 million kids in America will face homelessness this year. Perhaps their greatest poverty, though, is that they are ignored & forgotten.

On International Women's Day, March 08, 2018, women across Atlanta gathered at Covenant House to notice these young people in need, hear their stories, & bear witness to their struggles and to their brave steps forward into new lives. In a clear statement of solidarity, these women took to the streets with cardboard boxes and sleeping bags while the youth at Covenant House went to sleep in safe, warm beds.

Will you join them?


Reflections from our Sleepers

"I was profoundly impacted by participating in The Sleep Out. Hearing the youth's story, the bravery, intimacy and honesty of the youth was deeply moving."

"The Sleep Out has made me aware of the very large number of homeless youth that I hadn't known slept on the streets of Atlanta every night."

"I have a greater awareness for how tough it would be to live on the street."

"After meeting with the youth and hearing their stories, seeing the numbers and experiencing sleeping outside, it clearly makes the issue very real. Seeing the facility, meeting the amazing staff and board members shows hope for a better future. Experiencing the Covenant House makes me want to be very active and participate in spreading the word to help these talented youth reach their goals!"

"This experience has heightened my awareness, inspired me and made me more grateful for God's blessings."

"It has created a greater sense of empathy for a group that I didn't realize was so heavily impacted by homelessness!" 


  If you are interested in participating in the 2019 Women Unite Sleep Out,
 register here or contact Leigh Hall for more information.  


Thank you to all of the women who slept out in 2018 to raise awareness and over $75,000 to support the homeless youth of Atlanta. Your commitment and passion to serve the homeless and trafficked youth of Atlanta is an inspiration. 

Congratulations to our top fundraisers: Elizabeth Burdette, ellie Leap, Courtney Crandell, Kelli Robinson, Erica Yates, Brandy Swanson, Donnetta Mathews, Jil Heibult, BJ Erb Crabtree, Sara Egert, Melanie Haley, Kathy Marker, Lori Peterson, Shannon Mantovani, Melonie Jones, and Jillian Robinson!


Thank You to our 2018 Sleep Out: Women Unite Edition Sponsors!

Sleep Out: Women Unite

Sleep Out: Women Unite

 


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