CITC is a proud partner of Covenant House Alaska. To learn more about Covenant House, visit covenanthouseak.org.
This week, Covenant House Alaska celebrated the opening of MACK House, a program that serves young people ages 13 to 18 years old, who are experiencing homelessness. MACK House is a home in a residential neighborhood and can accommodate 10 young people. Those staying there have access to medical care, behavioral health care, and educational support specialized to the needs of minors. During the academic school year, youth are expected to be engaged in some sort of academic plan/educational goal.
MACK House is named after Mildred and Carlette Mack, a fierce mother-daughter duo who, between the two of them, have been serving Covenant House Alaska for close to 30 years. Carlette was most recently Covenant House Alaska’s Chief Operating Officer and has moved to the East Coast in 2021 to join Covenant House International as Chief of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This week, Covenant House was delighted to honor Carlette and Mildred and hold a private ribbon cutting where they could see the home for the first time. Take two minutes and share in the joy of that reveal:
In just the few months that MACK House has been opened, young people staying there have said, “It’s so calm, a place I can feel safe. It’s a place I can stay on track.”
If you are able, please consider a gift to MACK House, to support the work going forward to keep our youngest citizens safe. Make a secure online donation at coveycares.org and add MACK House to the Special Note.