Covenant House Alaska is celebrating a milestone. The non-profit has sheltered Alaska's most at-risk youth, for 30 years now.

On October 30, 1988, Covenant House Alaska opened its doors and founders say its been a lifeline for homeless and runaway youth. In Anchorage, there are education and job programs and more than 100 beds for kids to sleep.

One of the original founders says he's humbled and proud to see how much it's grown.

"It's why we do this for the last 30 years that no young person should be in a space that these kids are on the streets or in abuse or not having mentors or training or something like that," said Bob Flint. "We are here to provide something that they lack and shouldn't lack."

Since opening, the non-profit has helped more than 17,000 youth in the area. They'll hold their annual sleep out November 15 to bring awareness to kids experiencing homelessness and trafficking in Anchorage.

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