SleepOut is raising money and awareness to help homeless youth

Waypoint, formerly Child and Family Services, invites brave individuals from throughout New Hampshire to join in The Waypoint SleepOut 2019, a night spent out in the cold to raise awareness and funds to aid New Hampshire’s homeless youth.

The 5th annual event is Friday, March 22 at 9 p.m. to shortly after sunrise on Saturday, March 23, at Stanton Plaza in downtown Manchester.

There are a number of ways people can participate in the Waypoint SleepOut:

1) Be a Sleeper on site, for which there are age and fund-raising minimums;

2) Be a Non-Sleeper fundraiser, for which people can stay home but still raise money;  and

3) Be a Rogue Sleeper.

The Rogue Sleeper option is new this year, enabling people who wish to participate to sleep out on the same night in their own yards, college campuses, or company parking lots, and raise funds.  Rogue Sleepers will get a “virtual” experience of the event through a live stream of the presentations from SleepOut headquarters.

For more information, to donate or register, go to

Proceeds will help homeless youth and youth in high-risk situations, ages 12-23.