The  COVER i ng News




Sex Trafficking Day at the Capitol

As part of Human Trafficking Awareness Month in January, January 26 was once again declared Sex Trafficking Awareness Day at the capitol.

Advocates from all over the state joined together to bring attention to the lack of services and programming available to survivors.

The Covering House was among those organizations meeting with legislators and discussing the issue with reporters. Jefferson City station KRCG interviewed Executive Director Lindsey Ellis and Administrator of Community Services Sherrita Allen on issues facing survivors. Click here to see the story


Red For Refuge Gala is March 11!

The Covering House Inaugural Red For Refuge Gala will be the event of the year! Mark your calendars to attend on Saturday, March 11 at the Danforth Plant Science Center. Tim Ezell will serve as Master of Ceremonies, and the gala chair is Lorrie Isringhausen.

Why red? The color red  is energizing; it is confident and strong-willed. It is the color of energy, confidence, and action. Our theme,  Red For Refuge,  incorporates the color red to symbolize the strength, determination and empowerment our girls have when they leave our program-as well as the bright futures that lay before them. Wear red to support their accomplishments!

The gala features a cocktail hour with open bar, dinner, dessert, silent auction and a live auction. VIP ticket upgrades include private Danforth Center tours, private lounge, and photo opportunity with Mrs. Missouri 2016 Lauren Ziegler. 

Tickets are available online, or download a Registration Form and submit your payment by mail. 

Join us for a night of food, fun, and philanthropy!



The Covering House to Present @ National Conference

We are thrilled that our Executive Director Lindsey Ellis, Administrator of Education Andrea Ellis, and our Administrator of Community Services Sherrita Allen will be presenting at the 61st Annual Conference of the Association of Children's Residential Centers in April.

The trio will discuss our Reducing the Risk program in a presentation entitled "Reducing the Risk of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children." This is an incredible honor for TCH, and brings the plight of survivors--and The Covering House--to the national stage. 

In 2016, TCH provided the Reducing The Risk program to educators, community organizations, and over 460 students. 

Register for the TCH Golf Tourney 3/31

Join us at Sunset Hills Country Club for The Covering House Inaugural Golf Tournament, hosted by GENTS (Gentlemen Encouraging No Trafficking Society) on Friday, March 31, 2017. Check-in opens at 7:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m.

Registration fees for the four-person scramble is $400, and includes donuts, buffet lunch, tee gifts and more.

The tournament includes a silent auction and a chance to win a brand-new car with a hole-in-one on #12!
Registration is available online, or download the Registration Form and mail in your fees.
Sponsorship opportunities are available. Interested? Click here for the sponsorship form.
Sunset Hills Country Club is located at 2525 IL Route 157, Edwardsville, IL 62025.
  REGISTER ONLINE NOW

Upcoming Events
                      
March
March 11 - The Covering House Red For Refuge Gala
                  Danforth Plant Science Center
  Tickets available here. Want to become a sponsor? Email us for details! 

March 31 -  The Covering House Inaugural Golf Tournament
                    Hosted by GENTS (Gentlemen Encouraging No Trafficking Society) 
                    Sunset Hills Country Club, Edwardsville, IL
                    For more information, or to register your foursome, click here

September
September 2 - Seventh Annual Race For Refuge
                        Tower Grove Park
                        Registration opens May 1

October
October 21 - Rock 'N Roll For Refuge
                     Old Rock House




Community in Action

We are constantly amazed by all of the incredible people and organizations supporting our mission. Their selflessness and willingness to aid the girls we serve is inspirational. Here are a couple of individuals and organizations we would like to highlight this month. 
  • Special thanks to 100 Women Who Care for their generous donation to The Covering House!
  • Shop at Schnucks? Sign up with eScrip and Schnucks will donate 3% of every purchase to The Covering House. Register online and ask Customer Service for your eScrip card on your next shopping trip.
  • Shout out to all of our monthly donors who generously support us all year long!


CONTACT US
General Inquiries: info@thecoveringhouse.org
Financial Inquiries:  mward@thecoveringhouse.org
Volunteer Inquiries


CHECKS CAN BE MADE OUT TO
The Covering House
P. O. Box 12206
St. Louis, MO 63157