Plymouth UCC's Homelessness Prevention Sleepout is an annual event designed to help our youth and larger community learn about the complexities of housing insecurity and homelessness, gain empathy for the challenges that homeless individuals face on a daily basis, and raise money for the nonprofit organization Neighbor to Neighbor. All donations from this event go to N2N's Homelessness Prevention Program, which provides rental assistance to help keep struggling Northern Colorado families in their homes.
This year, in an effort to make the event as safe as possible for all participants, the majority of the Sleepout will be taking place virtually via Zoom. Youth will sleep out at their individual houses and participate in a virtual educational session. The vigil is still going to be held in-person at Plymouth, but it will be conducted in a drive-in style where attendees will sit in their cars and enjoy a pre-recorded video vigil. Our goal is to make this event safe for everyone involved while still making it a transformative experience for all participants!