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Allied Universal’s Caress Kennedy receives Lifeline Humanitarian Award

Allied Universal’s Caress Kennedy receives Lifeline Humanitarian Award

Allied Universal’s Caress Kennedy receives Lifeline Humanitarian Award

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Allied Universal’s Caress Kennedy, the president of the company's Northeast region, has been honored by the Covenant House with its 2022 Lifeline Humanitarian Award.

Covenant House is recognizing Kennedy for this award for her leadership in the security industry in providing safety and security to communities throughout the northeastern United States, a region that Covenant House considers a cornerstone of its Lifeline awards.

“A half-century of experience has placed Covenant House at the forefront in the fight against youth homelessness, and we are honored to have Caress join us in working to achieve a world where every young person has access to safe housing, support, healing, and opportunity,” said Julie Farber, executive director of Covenant House New York. “Caress has built a career providing safety and security to millions and her dedication and commitment to Covenant House’s mission to end teen homelessness is an inspiration to our organization.”

The Covenant House says its grassroots advocacy efforts have made great strides in defending the rights of homeless teens across the U.S. and Latin America thanks to the efforts of informed and caring people. Between fighting the trafficking of minors and foster care reform to education, employment, and transitional housing programs, Covenant House says they’re building, “…a bridge to hope for young people facing homelessness and survivors of trafficking.”

“Safety is something very deliberate. It's an environment you create with intention, and so much depends on it,” Kennedy said. “Getting closer to Covenant House, I see all the good that is possible once a young person feels safety has been established. They are free to pursue their education and career aspirations and build up their life skills, confidence, well-being, and creativity. Safety is the very thing that will allow a young person who has faced the most difficult circumstances to thrive.”

Covenant House is an organization that’s open 24/7 in 34 cities across six countries with programs designed to protect and empower young people to overcome adversity. For more information, please visit


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