Sakina never planned on being homeless.

She came to Atlanta from Baltimore to pursue her goal of becoming an interior designer. But when she was kicked out of student housing because of financial problems, everything changed.

I’m finally like now I feel like a normal person again.

Looking through the front door of her apartment – provided with the assistance of Covenant House – Sakina reflects on how far she has come since her nights of sleeping in motel hallways.

"I’m starting to feel normal again,” she says.

I’m in my own apartment after over a year of struggling, pain, crying, irritation, humiliation...everything.

Despite being homeless for almost two years, Sakina was able to graduate from college and secure an apartment with the assistance of Covenant House Georgia. Our transitional housing programs helps homeless kids like Sakina get back on their feet.


The names and faces of some of our kids have been changed to protect their identities.