2022 GNT Charity
Covenant House Alaska: Passage House
The Gold Nugget Triathlon Board of Directors have chosen Covenant House Alaska and specifically their Passage House program, as this year’s charity of choice.
Covenant House Alaska’s (CHA) overarching mission is to serve all youth experiencing homelessness or human trafficking with absolute respect and unconditional love. Passage House is CHA’s program for pregnant or parenting girls ages 16-22 and their babies, based in a large, five-bedroom home in Anchorage. Since opening in 1998, the program has served more than 250 young women and their new families who were struggling to survive on the street.
The Passage House program helps girls to complete their education, build vocational and independent living skills, and learn healthy parenting skills in order to stop cycles of generational trauma. It is the only program of its kind for teen girls or young women in our city. Passage House youth have access to mental health counseling, legal advocacy, primary healthcare and are paired with volunteer mentors to provide an additional healthy, adult relationship. Upon completion of the program, Passage House youth are assisted in finding stable housing and receive aftercare from staff to ensure their continued success in their academic and employment goals. More than that, Passage House girls become part of an extended network of Passage House alumni who stay connected in a community of solidarity and shared experience—women helping women.
Racers and event supporters are encouraged to make a donation to this important organization. The GNT will match up to $2,500 in donations.
Past Charity Donations
|2020||Standing Together Against Rape (STAR)||$14,336|
|2019||Abused Women's Aid in Crisis (AWAIC)||$15,575|