Without Limits Productions came out to cover “A Magical Night of Hope” for “Players Give Back 4”. The night featured world class entertainment, a live auction, dinner and dancing, and inspirational success stories from youth who have gone through the program.
“A Magical Night of Hope” is an engaging and heart warming awards dinner that promotes the mission of Covenant House California: to come along side and help homeless youth break the cycle of poverty and despair, become self-sufficient, and lead lives of dignity.
This spirited event celebrates the resilience of our youth, and also recognizes the achievements and contributions of outstanding individuals who serve as role models for youth everywhere.
500 entertainment, philanthropic, and business leaders attend “A Magical Night of Hope” to show their support of Covenant House California’s vision to create better futures for homeless youth.
Covenant House California is the only agency in Los Angeles and the Bay Area to exclusively address the needs of homeless youth ages 18 to 21. We give shelter to youth who have nowhere to go and provide them with the support and skills they need to become successful adults. Our comprehensive services help transform young lives. We offer street outreach, crisis shelter, food, transitional housing, medical care, GED classes, job referrals, employment and educational placement, internships, mental health services, life skills classes, and so much more. Since 1988, we have served more than 160,000 youth.
Every year between 1.5 to 2.1 million kids in America will face a period of homelessness:
•An estimated 17,000 homeless youth barely survive on the streets of Los Angeles County and in the Bay Area.
•Each year 1,500 eighteen year-olds emancipate from the foster care system in Los Angeles and Alameda Counties. At least 50% will become homeless within 6 months.
•Homeless and emancipated foster youth are more likely to experience incarceration, unplanned pregnancies, unemployment, dependence on public assistance, substance abuse, and lack of educational opportunities.
•Only 3% of all shelter beds in Los Angeles County are designated for unaccompanied youth.
•2 out every 3 homeless youth have never graduated high school or obtained their GED.
•In a 2010 study, 76% of homeless youth surveyed had been victims of a violent crime in the previous 12 months.
For more information on Covenant House California please visit: http://covenanthousecalifornia.org/index-pg.php