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    Did you every build a blanket fort when you were a kid? Make a snowman? Dance in the rain? For most of our girls, these are experiences they never had before coming to The Covering House. But we want to help them gain back part of their childhood. To have the freedom explore and learn.
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    Save the Date - The Covering House Second Annual Gala is Saturday, April 7, 2018, at the Palladium St. Louis.
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    Rally your friends, co-workers, businesses, churches and/or families to help Stock Our Shelves in 2017! What is it? Each month the Covering House updates our Stock Our Shelves List with specific needs such...
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    **LIMITED TIME ONLY - #ShareHerStory T-shirts are only $15 through December 31** Show your support for The Covering House! Proceeds from The Covering House Shop for Freedom go to expand our services so we can help more girls.

Our Story

During the fall of 2008, our founder, Deidre was exposed to a documentary on human sex-trafficking. This film discussed the issue both abroad and then locally to the United States. Deidre was pierced by the reality of trafficking happening in our country and was heartbroken that there were very few resources available for today’s young survivors. From there The Covering House was born.

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Let’s Put an End to Child Sex Trafficking

The issue of sex-trafficking in the United States is vast, yet the majority of individuals are unaware of its prevalence. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, sex-trafficking is defined as a “commercial sex act induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such an act has not attained 18 years of age.” Although slavery was abolished nearly 150 years ago, it is still alive and thriving today, and American children are now among the most vulnerable. Please join the fight against domestic sex-trafficking by educating yourself and community.

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