We are sending thanks out to all our youth, volunteers, supporters, donor’s and staff! Thank you for all you do and for being part of the Covenant House Vancouver family.
It was recently National Volunteer Week and our Volunteer Coordinator and everyone at CHV worked hard to make sure our volunteers knew how much we love and appreciate them. Below is a letter written to Amanda our Volunteer Coordinator following that week, enjoy!
Thank-you for the very thoughtful card and note, and Covenant House water bottle! That was a very thoughtful gesture!
Joan Webster is many things a mother, wife, volunteer and she has recently let us know of her plans to leave a Legacy Gift in her will. Below is a letter written by Joan about why she is choosing to support Covenant House in this way.
We had a great afternoon in ROP decorating cupcakes and creating community!
Both our youth and staff had a great time with one another – I have attached some photos of the wonderful decorating skills in ROP.
How did I get so lucky to have this job – seriously I feel so blessed to be able to spend my days with this group of people!
Manager of ROP
In honour of our volunteers we have compiled some thoughts, quotes and a poem that show how much we love and appreciate our volunteers.
Thank you volunteers for all you do for our youth, staff and the community.
Recently The Tyee featured an article written by Pieta Woolley titled “Near Daily, a Child Dies or Is Hurt in Care of Province”.
An interesting piece appeared in The Province recently outlining the challenges that families in BC have getting mental health treatment for their children. The article shares the story of “Mary Clark” and her struggles getting help for her adopted daughter who has a variety of mental health concerns. It also speaks to BC’s mental health system being short on appropriate resources, having service gaps and lack of follow up care.
Infographic created by TVO