March 24, 2023

1Huddle Supports CHNJ Again

Our great friend and neighbor, 1Huddle, continues to grow their support of the work we do to help youth facing homelessness. Their latest endeavor was to field a team participating in Sleep Out Community Edition on March 10th.  

Jahmila Williams was one of the 1Huddle participants. She wrote this wonderful blog articulating her experience as well as her colleagues. Their experience was difficult – it rained most of the night and even turned to snow by daybreak. But they still understood they were fortunate. They were able to seek the “comfort” of our gym floor once outdoor conditions became untenable.

Jahmila Williams

Rough would be an understatement. But, it allowed me to witness the harsh reality many have to succumb to daily. It was a very humbling and eye-opening experience. The conditions were harsh on that night, but they were real life to many. It lingers with me, as it should.

Vanessa, Coaching & Development 

It really hit me how vulnerable young people experiencing homelessness are. Sleeping outside for one night made me feel emotional, knowing there are so many young people that are homeless and have to live this life every day is terrifying. I would encourage anyone to take part in a Sleep Out event.

Rose, Coaching & Development 

Are you ready to support us at a Sleep Out like our good friends from 1Huddle? We’re calling women to join us at Sleep Out Women Unite on Thursday May 4th. And it’s a special one! It’s being presented by the NY Giants and held on the field at MetLife Stadium as hosted by Beth Daboll and Marie Schoen.

Sleep Out is a transformative overnight experience, similar to a 5K walk/run for a cause, where our youth, partners, volunteers, and staff all come together in solidarity, either virtually or in-person. The night includes a series of impactful programs and workshops, then everyone hunkers down and sleeps outside overnight. In the morning there is a time for reflection with everyone that is always very moving. 

Prior to the event, participants engage in peer to peer fundraising. The funds raised by sleepers and sponsors through Sleep Out are a lifeline for youth overcoming homelessness. The movement includes executives, professionals, students, influencers, and individuals from across the state.  Click here to learn more about our Sleep Outs that are held throughout the year. And if you are a woman, please join us on May 4th.