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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Covenant House Washington is the Washington, D.C. affiliate of Covenant House International, the nation’s largest privately funded nonprofit organization responding to the needs of young people who suffer from homelessness, abuse and neglect. Covenant House Washington’s mission is to serve suffering children of the street with absolute respect and unconditional love. Our work is guided by the five principles of:
· Values Communication
We place ourselves on the frontline to address the challenges faced by homeless and disconnec
“The Covenant House Mission statement helps us stay true to our calling as we serve homeless youth:
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 youth.”