Soon, people all around the country will learn what we at Covenant House have known for 40 years -- that our kids are good kids, despite all the efforts of abusive parents, negligent institutions, and crushing poverty to turn them bitter.
No one should have to go through the rites of adolescence from a homeless shelter. Creionna should not have had to go to the prom without a home of her own to return to. Benjamin should've had a roof, and a birthday cake, when he turned 18. Instead, he was left at our shelter.