You probably know that CHV provides a "one-stop shop" approach for youth leaving the streets and achieving independence. What you may not know is that we are always working with different community partners as well. We want our young people to have as many supports in place as possible and whenever possible we don’t want to duplicate services. If we know of an organization in the community doing great work then we want our young people to know about it too.
One of the programs we refer our youth to often is Quest Food Exchange. They provide access to affordable, healthy food to those who face barriers; the youth who access our Outreach program are a great example. A young person may be working and living on their own but still be struggling to make ends meet (we all know how expensive it is in Vancouver). Having access to healthy and affordable food choices can make a big difference to our youth especially as they are learning to become independent adults.
We have all heard the term “It Takes a Village to Raise a Child” and Covenant House truly believes the more people helping our youth the better. Thanks for being part of our village!