By Carolyn Jones Throughout high school and college, Alicia slept in cars, tents, friends’ couches, benches, on the bus, on
I beg our leaders in Washington: Do not go backward.
Deaths from opioid overdoses are skyrocketing across the country. Unless we take immediate action, the nation is about to
Why do so many of our children and youth end their lives? Recent news reports show that hospitalizations resulting from suicidal
With the news from two major studies released last month that one in five homeless youth has been trafficked, it is now clear
The headlines from last week were dreadful for the homeless youth we serve at Covenant House, the largest charity in the
For more information about the Pearly Promise Project, contact Whitney by email here. The beauty and magic in enjoying this
Far too many children -- more than one in five -- live in poverty across America. It is an unacceptable reality that has
A 15-year-old interviewed in the case, who had been pimped out at age 13, told investigators that Backpage.com had posted
Is there anything better than a new beginning, a safe bedroom to call your own, the smell of a fresh coat of paint, and people
But in a staff report from the Investigations Committee, there's clear proof that Backpage.com officials, including Mr. Ferrer
Last month, I joined the TEDxNavesink speakers series on makers, at Monmouth University. I looked back on the pain and resilience
The controversy over Backpage.com's escort service ads and their link to child sex trafficking is traveling through the state and federal courts, the financial services industry, and the court of public opinion.
My message to local advocates and planning bodies who are submitting applications to HUD without any investments in transitional programs for youth is simple: slow down! Let's study this question, and let both rapid re-housing and transitional living be part of the continuum of care for youth, so we can examine and compare results.
Homeless young people strive to remain invisible, knowing that if they look like they don't have a safe place to sleep at night, they can be exploited by the forces of the street -- pimps, thieves, criminals who want to recruit them, violent people who want to harm them just because they can.