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Going above & beyond to support a young lady over the holidays

As the Christmas break approaches, some youth in particular begin to get anxious at the thought of their regular youth workers not being around for several days or even weeks. One female youth has a very strong relationship with her workers and when they are not around, has been known to get overwhelmed and struggle. To prepare for this upcoming separation, the youth workers had many conversations about this difficult time and about the reunion that would happen after Christmas.

When it came time for the staff to leave on the last day, they presented the youth with a thoughtfully prepared gift. It was a kind of advent calendar, but one door for every day that the youth would be separated from her regular youth workers. It had an inspirational quote inside that was relevant to the youth’s specific situation and the name of the per diem staff that would be available to assist the youth. On the front of the doors were beautiful pictures of fairies which are the youth’s favorite things. This thoughtful piece of preventative work helped the youth to cope with the stress of Christmas and being separated and let her know that her workers were thinking of her even though they were away. It will help her to have a successful stay and enjoy her Christmas.

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Intracorp goes above and beyond for Covenant House Vancouver

A special shout-out to thank the team at Intracorp for their incredible support this season!  From Intracorp President & CEO, Don Forsgren’s participation and fundraising (raising over $24,000) for our Executive Sleep Out; donating backpacks and other goods for our holiday backpack campaign; volunteers helping us to sort donations; and for Intracorp’s efforts to raise awareness about Covenant House and the work we do to help youth transition off the streets …Thank You Intracorp, for being a very caring corporation and for helping us help youth in need!  For more information about Intracorp and Covenant House, please see the Intracorp video here:

Only a few days left to fill our Christmas Backpacks

This holiday season, 275 homeless youth ages 16-24 will receive backpacks full of gifts at our Annual Youth Christmas Party. Please help us give them the Christmas they deserve!

Top Needed Items for Christmas Backpacks (new only please):

most needed for Christmas backpacks 

For more information and a complete list of what we need for our Christmas backpack program click here.

Questions or for more information please contact:

Amy Cotton 604-639-8937 
acotton@covenanthousebc.org

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