Our 7th annual SLEEP OUT on Thursday, November 15th will once again be a very special evening. We’re honored that Martha Landrum has volunteered to chair this year’s event.
Last year, 165 sleepers raised $465,000 to support our runaway, homeless, and at-risk young people. Our goal for 2018 is to recruit 175 sleepers and raise $475,000. We can’t do it without you.
In the past seven years, the number of young people in our daily care has grown from 45 to 162 per night. They are among the most damaged and vulnerable youth in our community. Most are victims of physical and/or sexual abuse, domestic and/or street violence, and the resulting profound trauma that often leads to substance abuse, mental health issues, and more. The Sleep Out is our opportunity to let them know they are not alone: that we stand with them in their struggles, celebrate their courage and resiliency, and support their promise and dreams.
CHNOLA is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Much more than “just a shelter,” we provide supportive counseling and the tools needed to help our youth become independent, productive members of our community.