Candlelight Vigil for Homeless Youth

On Thursday, November 16th at 6pm, hundreds of people will congregated in Town Square Park to take part in the annual Covenant House Candlelight Vigil for Homeless Youth. It will be a cold and windy evening filled with hope and a beacon of light. We will be joined by many devoted members of our community to share their words with our youth that there is hope and help for all of them. They join us on this cold dark night to remember the thousands of homeless youth who have entered the doors of Covenant House Alaska; brave young men and women seeking shelter from the cold dark emptiness of the streets; kids from all walks of life, who have come to us seeking safety, stability and a sense of dignity, all of which have been missing from their lives.

Lighting a candle is more than a symbolic gesture. Through this display of support, each vigil participant became a voice, an advocate and a friend to our young people. This community brings the light of love and hope into their lives; a light that the darkness of the streets can never extinguish. 

Please join us in lighting the night for our kids, and helping us provide strength, comfort and courage for all of their tomorrows.

A special thank you to this years sponsor GCI! 

Questions regarding the Candlelight Vigil? Please contact Jessica Leystra at 339-4406 jleystra@covenanthouseak.org