As part of a social action campaign for his new film “The Soloist,” Jamie Foxx, who plays a mentally-challenged, homeless musician, has recorded an inspiring message for a hotline established by Covenant House.

The social services organization is the largest privately-funded childcare agency in the United States providing shelter and service to homeless and runaway youth.

The Nineline hotline received more than 45,000 calls from at-risk kids last year, and Covenant House President Kevin Ryan is convinced Foxx’s participation will help several at-risk youngsters get through difficult times.

“Now kids in crisis will not only hear a reassuring voice but a well-known, positive role model,” said Ryan. “I’m convinced that hearing Jamie’s voice will be the difference for kids who might otherwise get scared and hang up before we can help. This is a tremendous gift to our kids.”


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