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Seventh Annual Pink Shirt Anti-Bullying Day

Pink Shirt Day was created when two Nova Scotia high school students supported a fellow student that was being bullied for wearing a pink shirt by also wearing pink (read the full story here). From that moment of solidarity Pink Shirt Day was born and it allows all people to stand up to bullies everywhere by wearing pink.

Below are some images of the Covenant House team supporting Pink Shirt Day:

Pink shirt day staff pictures

Pink shirt day staff pictures

Pink shirt day staff pictures

Pink shirt day staff pictures

 

 

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12th Annual Homelessness Radio Marathon

Tomorrow February 26, 2014 marks the 12th Annual Homelessness Radio Marathon. It is a 14 hour consciousness-raising live radio broadcast, hosted from the streets usually starting from 5pm till 7am the next morning. They broadcast live, moving from station to station across the country, with spoken word, fiery discussion, conversation, music, stories, and open mic, with the intention of sparking a national dialogue on homelessness and poverty. If you want to participate in this year’s discussion you can call toll free: 1-866-594-7729.

To learn more about this event click here and for the list of radio stations participating click here.

homelessness radio marathon 2014

Marvin develops a healthy bed time routine

Often we have young people staying at the Crisis Shelter that really struggle with sleep. Marvin developed a habit of coming to the staff office close to bedtime to have a chat in order to relax before bed.

We would talk about theatre, TV and film for about 10 minutes every single night. He would have me play one song on the computer by the band “Bedouin Soundclash” before retiring to his room. Part of our work here is role modeling and helping the youth develop healthy routines. He came up with this one on his own though and it worked well for him. He now has his own apartment and I think it is pretty likely he has continued some version of this bedtime routine.

Sweet dreams Marvin!