A family does many things. It provides basic needs, educates and instills value and identity. But most importantly, it provides love. The young people we see at Covenant House have often grown up without loving parents and have begun their lives without the safety and security most of us take for granted.
This month we celebrate Family Day, a day dedicated to sharing time with the ones we love and who love us. What about youth who don’t have a loving family with whom to spend the day? For many of our youth, we are their family. We are the ones that provide their basic needs, educate them and instill value and identity. We care for them the way our parents cared for us.
Our job at Covenant House is to be a reminder of hope and possibility - to present these damaged and broken young people with a way off the streets and show them the road to health, happiness and a future that is theirs to choose. We are honoured to be the family these young people need and deserve.
As we celebrate this Family Day in honour of those we care about, please consider giving a gift so that we can continue to be the family our youth need and deserve.