Covenant House is pleased to be a part of this year’s BMO Vancouver Marathon taking place on Sunday May 3rd. BMO’s Run4Hope is the charity program for the marathon; Covenant House is one of this year’s community charities.
If you or someone you know is participating in the marathon, half marathon or 8K let them know that Covenant House is part of the fun this year! We will have volunteers supporting the event and an info table at the street fair set up near the finish area.
Participants, families, and friends can make a donation to Covenant House via the BMO Vancouver Marathon website – simply click on the Run4Hope link off the main page and look for the ‘Make a Donation’ link. We hope to see you there!
If you have any questions please contact Mark Savard at: 604-639-8922.
“Alex” had previously stayed at our Crisis Program twice but was struggling to build relationships with staff. On his third stay Alex opened up and explained about the struggles that he was facing. Alex talked about his drug use and how he felt it was holding him back from being the person he wanted to be. Alex felt that he was not ready to trust the staff and his fellow co-residents on his previous stays, but now felt that he was ready for support and help to make positive changes in his life. Alex was able to gain the support he needed and has gained valuable life skills that helped him to secure and maintain a job and to find his own accommodation.
Alex is a good example of the youth that come to Covenant House and a good example of Covenant House values of always being there for the youth. Offering the same support and welcome, no matter where they are on the journey in life. If a youth is ready for support, the support is there. If they are not then the support is there when they are ready.
Being new employee at Covenant house it has been very inspiring to see the interactions and relationships that are built with the youth. It is amazing to empower them to work toward their goals and to be a part of their journey.
Vancouver Diamond Campus Lions Club is hosting the 3rd Annual Covenant House Vancouver Fundraiser at Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club on Friday March 27th at 9:30pm.
Doors open at 9:00 pm, so come out early to grab a drink and a spot. The show will be featuring Brett Martin as MC, with Adam Richmond as headliner.
Tickets are $20 each and proceeds will be coming to us here at Covenant House Vancouver. Message the Vancouver Diamond Campus Lions Club through their Facebook page for tickets! Feel free to invite your friends, family, or anyone you think will enjoy a great show!
Click here to learn more and get tickets.
Visual College of Art and Design's Fashion Promotion students are proud to present the event Blank Canvas on March 27th at the Ayden Gallery located on 88 West Pender Street.
The evening will include a silent art auction, which will showcase upcoming and emerging local artist's work, as well as a DJ, food and drinks. The fun gets started at 6:00pm.
Gather your friends and come down for an exciting night of music, mingling, art, and creativity, all while supporting emerging artists around the city. This event will be benefitting Covenant House Vancouver.
For more information click here.