Phtoto of the church building. A sign in front of it says "The Church of the Epiphany, Episcopal/Anglican, All are welcome!"
Photo by Eric Falquero

Covenant House is hosting its annual Spring Sleep Out on May 19 to raise awareness about youth homelessness in the D.C. area. 

The Sleep Out is an overnight event beginning at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Epiphany. Participants will hold a candlelight vigil in memory of youth who have died while experiencing homelessness. Afterwards, a panel of Covenant House young people will share their own stories and provide actionable steps to end homelessness and rebuild lives. 

Participants will later have dinner and take part in the Sleep Out, which will take place on the sidewalk in front of the church. The event is meant to model the challenging experiences of children and teenagers who are distanced from their families and their community. 

 As a virtual alternative, people can join from their homes by sleeping out in backyards, living rooms or garages.