Mental illness continues to be a major issue with homeless youth in Vancouver. Having a mental health issue makes it practically impossible for these youth to transition from life on the streets. For the past six years, Covenant House Vancouver has been helping our youth with mental health issues by providing in-house counseling and care from our mental health clinicians and partner psychiatrists. Holding these sessions in our facility has resulted in a tremendous improvement of the mental health of our youth.
Since 2009, RBC has supported this vital work, allowing us to help our youth stabilize and improve their mental health so they can begin the process of leaving the streets for good. This year, we were fortunate to receive $50,000 which will make a tremendous difference to our youth who struggle with mental illness. Through RBC Children’s Mental Health Project, RBC has provided more than $16 million to organizations dedicated to providing early intervention, increasing public awareness and reducing the stigma of mental illness.
Thank you to RBC Foundation for helping us to help our youth!
Pic caption: From left to right: Mithun Bhindi, Branch Manager at RBC Royal Bank, Broadway & Granville Branch; Tristan Klassen, Associate Manager, Corporate, Foundation and Community Giving, Covenant House Vancouver; Francis Hung, Branch Manager at RBC Royal Bank, Hornby & Nelson Branch