Almost Home, the book

Written by Kevin Ryan, president of Covenant House, and Pulitzer Prize nominee and former "New York Times" writer Tina Kelley, “Almost Home” will give a voice to the estimated 1.6 million young people in the United States and Canada who run away or are kicked out of their homes each year.

Inviting us to get to know homeless teens as more than an accumulation of statistics and societal issues, this book gives a human face to a huge but largely invisible problem — and offers practical insights into how to prevent homelessness and help homeless youth move to a hopeful future. Take a moment to read a portion of the book's Foreword written by Covenant House friend, Newark NJ Mayor, Cory Booker.