Student Leadership Council Helps the Homeless at Covenant House, Los Angeles
Interns in the Student Leadership Council at Miller CTC collected and donated items for the Covenant House of Los Angeles. Covenant House takes in homeless youth until 25 years of age. They not only provide shelter, food, clothing, counseling and medical care, they help with finding jobs and stable living situations. They were extremely grateful for the donations of toothbrushes, towels and other personal care items. We were told that some of them don't even have shoes when they come into the shelter. I think our interns were really moved by some of the stories. One young man told us he had been on the streets for 2 years. He has a mental health disorder and his medication was not working and he got kicked out of the home he was in. He told us he loved the program at Covenant House, and that he had just got a job at a sushi restaurant, and was working on his GED. He was so positive and open about his experiences. It was very moving. Our contact person there listened to each of our interns talk about their job programs, and she was so impressed, and so thankful for the donations. We would love to foster a relationship with them in the future, as we work with young people about the same age.
Thanks to all who participated, and donated items to this worthy cause.
For further information on how you can help contact Danielle Moreno @ Miller CTC