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One week until our Sleep Out: Young Professionals!

Cold, hungry and alone. The reality of sleeping on the streets is harsh and unforgiving. Many of the youth who make their way through our doors have had to endure cruel life circumstances on the unforgiving streets before they finally find hope here at Covenant House Vancouver. We welcome them unconditionally, helping them begin their journey to leave life on the streets behind them for good.

Our first Sleep Out: Young Professionals edition will be held on February 16th. We are challenging young professionals and emerging leaders to spend one night sleeping on the street to raise funds to support our mental health and addictions programs. Many of our youth struggle with mental illness, often as a result of trauma they have experienced, and many are also battling to overcome addictions.

“Sleepers” will also interact with some of our youth currently staying with us and those who have stayed with us in the past. They will hear their personal stories of how they found their way to our doors and how their lives have changed since. Youth will also have the opportunity to ask the participants why they support Covenant House and why they are Sleeping Out.

Click to learn more, support a participant or donate to the event. Be sure to join in the discussion on Social Media using the hash tag #CHSleepOut.

One week until our Sleep Out: Young Professionals!

Thanking Catfe for providing a ‘purrfect’ outing for our youth

Catfe is part cafe, part foster home for cats, and a community gathering space for cat lovers of Vancouver in need of some quality kitty time. Recently Catfe donated 16 admissions for our youth  as well as warm beverages in a travel mug that they got to keep .  Our young people had amazing time and loved hanging out with the adoptable felines.

It was a great opportunity to connect an organization that supports traumatized youth with one that supports felines also in need of a home and love. 

Thank you Catfe for providing our youth with this fun, unique experience! 

Catfe pictures

Thanks to Vancouver Whitecaps FC & Major League Soccer for their incredible support of our youth!

Yesterday Vancouver Whitecaps FC and MLS Commissioner Don Garber visited Covenant House Vancouver to donate $10,000 on behalf of Major League Soccer & MLS Works. Vancouver Whitecaps FC is such an amazing community partner and fantastic supporter of our young people and we can’t thank them enough.

Huge thanks to Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Major League Soccer and Commissioner Don Garber!

Huge thanks to Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Major League Soccer and Commissioner Don Garber! 

Snow day fun at ROP

The snow is not fun for everyone but folks at Rights of Passage made the best of it and created a snow friend. It has been stated that from the side it may resemble a turkey!

For youth who need to get out of the snow our Drop-In Centre is open this morning and there is a full hot meal from 3:30 to 5:00pm. 

ROP Snow Man

SoMa Gallery Art Fundraiser in support of Covenant House Vancouver

Where:
SoMa Gallery
279 East 6th Ave, Vancouver

When:
Thursday, February 2, 2017 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Friday, February 3, 2017 6:30pm to 9:30pm
and Saturday February 4, 2017 11am to 5pm

The suggested donation to attend the event is $30.00

Art work for sale by the following artists:
Arnt Arntzen
Tiko Kerr
Cori Creed
David Tycho
David Robinson
Jackson
Nancy Boyd
Cathryn Jenkins
Niina Chebry
and more

 For more information please call:
Don MacMillan, Director of SoMa Gallery 604-565-5622 or 604-240-0811
Cathryn Jenkins, Artist 604-880-0462 

You can learn more or donate to the event here   and read  about  event  in  The  Vancover  Sun.  

Cori Creed’s Twilight Folding Over (oil and spray paint on canvas)
“Twilight Folding Over”
Artist: Cori Creed

Eagle: Cathryn Jenkins 
 "Eagle"
Artist: Cathryn Jenkins

David Robinson "Gaze"
"Gaze"
Artist:  
David Robinson

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