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Over $6000 raised for Covenant House by Ride for Refuge Bikers

On October 1st, Covenant House Vancouver participated in the  Ride for Refuge, a non-competitive bicycling/walking fundraiser. A big thanks to everyone who participated or supported a participant in 2016 Ride for Refuge, collectively we raised $6,023 – 120% of our goal! Covenant House Vancouver placed in the top 100 charities, at 95th out of 252 charities for fundraising.

Thanks to all the riders, supporters and donors for making the Ride for Refuge a huge success! 

Ride for Refuge 2016 Group Photo Covenant House Hubsters

Animation for a Cause

What: SPARK ANIMATION 2016: FILM FESTIVAL
When: October 20 - 23, 2016
Where: Mixed venues in Vancouver
Details: The festival team has been working tirelessly scouring all corners of the globe, connecting with film festivals from around the world, and exploring the most cutting-edge recesses of the internet, to bring you the best content. After vetting hours upon hours of film, we are proud to bring you the very best and very latest in the world of animation.
Why:  All proceeds from this year’s film festival will be donated to charity! Proceeds from the screenings on Thursday through Saturday will benefit Covenant House Vancouver.

For more information or  tickets click here.

Spark Animation Film Festival

Tragedy can result in triumph...

When Eva came to our Crisis Program she was not in great physical health. She had recently had a major operation and was weak and tired following six weeks of recovery in the hospital. When she arrived it was hard for her to keep her eyes open most days, which made it difficult to get to know who she really was. However, Eva carried with her an optimistic attitude and determination to get strong and healthy, and as the days passed the real Eva began to emerge.  

As I got to know Eva better, I came to learn about her past as she shared stories about her family, childhood memories, and struggles with heroin use and how her addiction resulted in many terrible things happening.  As I listened to Eva’s journey, I couldn’t help but think how lucky she was to have found her way to Covenant House Vancouver following her surgery, as the alternative of returning to her SRO (Single Room Occupancy) on the Downtown Eastside would have been devastating to her health and sobriety.

When Eva first came to the Crisis Program it was hard to imagine that she would still be here with us after 2 months and doing extraordinarily well at attending her appointments, eating healthy and getting strong, and staying clean from the drug that robbed her of a happy life for so many years. Eva continues to get stronger every day and as we continue to learn who she is, we are reminded that at times the world works in mysterious ways and that tragedy can result in triumph if the timing is right. 

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Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

We are wishing all our youth, volunteers, supporters, donors and staff a very Happy Thanksgiving!

We are so grateful and blessed to have so many amazing people in our Covenant House family!  

Our office will be closed on Monday October 10th but if you are a youth in need of help over the long weekend you can reach our youth workers toll free at 1-877-685-7474 anytime.

Happy Thanksgiving!

You can make a difference - Homelessness Action Week

Homelessness Action Week is an annual event which focuses on bringing public awareness and understanding to the issue of homelessness in the Greater Vancouver region.

Homelessness Action Week is an opportunity to get involved in activities in your community. Through spreading the word about homelessness action through education, advocacy, and social media activity, the hope is to raise awareness of this very important subject which affects all our communities.

Click here to learn more about #HAW2016 and  upcoming  community  events. 

You can help homeless young people right now, click  here to donate to Covenant House Vancouver. 

Homelessness Action Week

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