The June 2019 arrest of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein has brought the issue of human trafficking into the news again. It is a good time to talk about how to refer to the victims and survivors of this evil.
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Over the last 35 years, Covenant House has grown from a single-apartment unit to an international authority on the issues surrounding homeless youth. In that time, our mission has not changed, nor has our commitment to serving homeless youth. What has changed is our size and scope. Spanning 6 countries and 21 locations, Covenant House provides a complete range of programs from Crisis Care to Rights of Passage and every step in between.
“We who recognize God's providence and fidelity to his people are dedicated to living out his covenant among ourselves and those children we serve, with absolute respect and unconditional love. That commitment calls us to serve suffering children of the street, and to protect and safeguard all children. Just as Christ in his humanity is the visible sign of God's presence among his people, so our efforts together in the covenant community are a visible sign that effects the presence of God, working through the Holy Spirit among ourselves and our kids.”