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Covenant House Vancouver is looking for Mentors for their new Mentorship Program starting this Fall!

•             Are you looking to make a difference in the life of a youth?

•             Are you established in your career and able to offer career and educational focused support?

•             Are you able to commit at least one year to the program and willing to attend an orientation and training?

If so, then please  fill out an application (we have a specific need for applicants in the following areas; engineering, health and fitness, policing, human services, architecture  and trades). Applications can be submitted to the Mentorship Coordinator Lisa M. at lmendes@covenanthousebc.org, by fax to 604-647-4484, or in person to 326 West. Pender St.

** If you are a youth in need of a mentor please contact Lisa M. at lmendes@covenanthousebc.org to find out more!

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Value Communication is one of our five core principles

Value Communication  - Lying, cheating, stealing; these are part of the street code. It's the way young people are forced to survive on the street. We try to show our youth, by example, that lying, cheating and stealing are wrong, that street values are destructive. Even more important, we teach them that caring relationships are built on trust, respect and honesty.

Help a young person leave the streets behind. Donate today

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Exit 29 - Buy, Sell and Give!

Exit 29 is an online designer consignment shop that offers people the opportunity to buy secondhand fashions, accessories and housewares at a fraction of the cost and from a carefully curated collection of items. People are also welcome to sell their new or gently used items on the site while being given the option to donate part or all of their profits to a charity including Covenant House Vancouver.

Learn more about Exit 29 and how you can give back while you shop  here

Exit 29 - Buy, Sell and Give!

 

Jody a former youth pops in for a visit at ROP

In November I had a great surprise when one of my past clients visited me. Jody had done a wonderful job in the Rights of Passage Program (ROP) and had moved out March of 2014. In my work with her we focused on time management, confidence building, boundary setting, maintaining a job, attending school regularly, self-care, budgeting and cooking.

Jody told me that she had completed her training as a Dental Hygienist, and was starting work in this field that very weekend! She had maintained her employment at a busy Downtown cafe all while finishing her studies. She was still living in the studio apartment that she moved into from ROP with the support of our Housing Team, and was also maintaining her budget with confidence. Jody told me she had made the choice to reconnect with her past counsellor here at Covenant House in order to get a bit more support. I congratulated her for having the courage to reach out when she needs it. What a great life skill!

We talked about all the great things in her life that have been happening and her new love for yoga and fitness, which she does for self-care. Jody is currently working hard to save for overseas travels and adventures in the future. She plans to travel solo, which does not surprise me given her determined, and friendly nature, and ability to set realistic goals.

Jody and I plan to catch up again soon and go to yoga together. She is an incredibly funny, hardworking, caring, witty and capable young woman, and I feel really lucky to have been able to reconnect with her. Sometimes in our roles as youth workers we do not get to ever see the youth again. So moments such as these are priceless.

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