Someone to look up to

Andrea’s parents were often absent and overwhelmed with work and family. She fell in with the wrong crowd and made some of the poor decisions that many young teenagers make. But her mom’s anger and impatience with her pushed her further away until she no longer felt welcome at home.

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Making spirits brighter at Arts and Minds

Christmas is a challenging time for many of our kids. It can be a bitter reminder that the peace of a loving family is a dream they have been denied. Still others may have memories of simpler times with loved ones that no longer seem possible. For kids with mental health issues or trauma, the [...]

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Execs sleep out and raise $1 million

Seventy-one of the city’s top business and community leaders slept out recently and raised more than $1 million to support our youth and life-changing programs. With only a sleeping bag and cardboard, participants in our fourth annual Covenant House Executive Sleep Out spent the night on the cold pavement in freezing temperatures.

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Smoky Almond Cranberry Bars

Offer these tasty squares to every guest who comes to your door or down your chimney this season. Fresh, tangy cranberries, smoky almonds and whole grains mingle with chocolate and coconut for a perfect blend of naughty and nice.

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True riches

Myriam was the daughter of a wealthy and successful man growing up in a luxurious home in the suburbs. But her postcard-perfect childhood was a façade. Charismatic and charming to those outside the family, Myriam’s father was a tyrant who frequently beat her and her brother. When she was three, he beat her until she [...]

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