Want to rally friends, family and coworkers to help end homelessness one young person at a time? Our personal fundraising page gives you tools to build your own web page, send emails, set fundraising goals, collect donations and acknowledge your supporters. You can set up an engaging page for yourself or a community group to track your fundraising progress, engage your community and share your events using social media. United with your friends and family you can make a huge difference in the lives of Vancouver’s street youth.
To learn more about our Personal Fundraising Page Program click here.
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Development Officer - Community Giving
Ann has stayed with us many times in the past. Like many of our youth, she has had a hard time figuring out what it is that keeps pulling her back to the street life. To an outsider looking in, it is pretty apparent that she has had a serious drug problem. When we first met Ann, she would not even talk about her drug use, stating that she “didn’t have a problem”, but with each new stay at Covenant House, we saw her move closer towards addressing the issue of her use.
During her most recent stay, she has made some incredible advances in recognizing why she uses drugs. She has linked her usage to the fact that she is having an incredibly difficult time coping with a series of brutal incidents that have happened to her while living on the street. Her focus this stay has been on finding long-term supportive housing. She now recognizes that living on her own is not a safe option and wants to do whatever it takes to prevent her from falling back to the street. This has been an amazing process to watch unfold.
Ann found a supportive housing program that works specifically with women who have suffered from abusive incidents. I’m so glad that we have been able to help her along on her road to finding wellness. Ann has a long road ahead of her yet, but seeing her today, so happy to be on a new path, I know that she’s going to be OK.
You are invited to share a favourite recipe with Covenant House and our youth. Food and nutrition are vital to our young people as many of them have struggled with having enough to eat and often come to us malnourished. When they arrive at Covenant House they are provided with healthy and filling meals, lovingly prepared by our kitchen staff. As they grow and heal we introduce them to important life skills like cooking, budgeting and how to shop for groceries.
We need your help to make this project a success - please take a moment to share a cherished recipe and a message for our youth. We will compile the recipes and well wishes into a cookbook to share with our young peoples. When our young people move on to independent living they will receive a cookbook made of love to help them make their house a home.
So please share a recipe and some words of encouragement so when our youth head out on their own they will know they are supported and loved by their Covenant House family.
In June Immaculate Conception School students came in for a visit and tour of our Gift-in-Kind area after fundraising for us. They then had an opportunity to listen to Sister Nancy Brown speak so they could learn more about what we do and ask any questions they had about homeless youth.
After the visit the students sent us a book filled with their personal reflections. Here is one student’s thoughts on what she learned: