Almost Home, the book


Keith’s mother left him and his two brothers one day and never came back, but this young man from Newark found his way out of trouble with the help of a mentor.

“I would daydream about going outside and my mom would be there, and she’ll be like, “I was just playing, come on, we can go home now.”



Meagan from Los Angeles was thrown out her grandmother’s home after revealing she is gay, has been in and out of Covenant House many times—and her future is not yet clear.

“How can you like girls?” yelled her grandmother. “You’re going to die. You’re not going to amount to nothing in life! Leave my house and don’t come back!”

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