Did you know that in the United States, 4.2 million youth experience a period of homelessness every year? Some are from right here in Monmouth County. In the past 2 years Covenant House NJ served over 125 young people from Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex Counties.
This March, the Church of the Nativity and Knights of Columbus 3187 are participating in the annual Covenant House New Jersey Sleep Out Community Event.
We would love for you to join our Nativity Knight Owls team or support us financially!
Sleep Out: Covenant House Asbury Park Community Edition
Church of the Nativity
180 Ridge Road
Fair Haven, NJ
Start time: Friday, March 1, 8pm
End time: Saturday, March 2, 7am
Join Our Team
The Sleep Out is a transformative overnight experience where youth, adults, volunteers, and staff come together at the Church of the Nativity to participate in a series of impactful programs and workshops. We will have an opportunity to meet the staff and youth from Covenant House and learn more about the work being done with youth overcoming homelessness and human trafficking survivors. Then we have the option to sleep out at Nativity in the parking lot, our own car, or if we choose we can go home and sleep out on our porch, backyard, couch or floor. In the morning there is a time for reflection with everyone that is always very moving.
Each team member is required to fundraise. The suggested fundraising goal is $300 for ages 12-21 and $1,500 for adults.
Support Us Financially
Don’t want to sleep on the cold hard floor of the Parish Hall? That’s ok – you can still support us! Click on the link below for more information about making donations. You can support our team as a whole by choosing “Support Us,” or you can support an individual team member by choosing “Roster.”
Questions? Please contact Claire Harbeck, Nativity Knight Owls Team Captain, at 732-539-6070 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Covenant House is a 501(c)3 organization that has opened its doors to over 1.5 million young people experiencing homelessness and trafficking since its founding in 1972. In 34 cities across six countries, more than 2,000 young people sleep in a Covenant House bed each night. No one is ever turned away without support of some kind. Covenant House meets immediate needs for food, clothing, safety, and medical and mental health care. It has specialized programs for young parents and their small children and for human trafficking survivors. And it helps young people experiencing homelessness to advance their goals and achieve sustainable independence with education, job readiness, and career pathways programs.