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Kevin's Blog

Updates from President Kevin Ryan

News and commentary from Kevin Ryan, president of Covenant House, concerning teen homelessness, child trafficking, at-risk youth, and the complex issues facing our kids. You can stay even more connected to Kevin by following him on Twitter @covhouseprez.

An Important Vote to Keep Kids Safe

01/06/2016 - 2:00pm

To many homeless young people, particularly girls, young women and transgender persons, strip clubs can seem to be the only job readily available.  Yet strip clubs are one of the main avenues in which young people get caught in human trafficking.  Learn more about how we can protect our youth with stronger laws. 

A Bright Spot in the Budget for Homeless Young People

12/18/2015 - 9:15am

The holidays hit homeless youth hard. Everywhere they look, people are spending money, showing loved ones how much they care, heading home for big feasts. If you're a kid with no money, no loved ones, and no home, the songs piped into every store can sting.

A Christmas Message from Kevin Ryan

12/10/2015 - 8:45am

Christmas is all around us this month. From the decorations to holiday jingles to the family traditions..... it's hard not to get caught up in the excitement. But as much joy as the season seems to bring, I know it’s anything but magical for homeless kids.

A Bill of Rights for Foster Children

12/10/2015 - 8:30am

When you've donated, volunteered, mentored, coached, fundraised and still the world remains full of homeless kids, you have one move: Do more.