Rights of Passage has once again been the recipient of a wonderful gift from the Mischa Weisz Foundation.
Mischa Weisz sadly passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2009, but his generous spirit lives on through his foundation which supports disadvantaged children and youth, or those suffering from a debilitating health problem or disease. Mischa’s life framed his generosity. A self-made millionaire who founded TNS Smart Network, he wanted to leave a legacy before he passed away; creating the Mischa Weisz Foundation in order to continue to support the causes that were important to him.
This gift in Mischa’s memory will go towards providing the youth in Rights of Passage with the skills that they need for living on their own, free from a life of homelessness. For many of our youth, Rights of Passage is the capstone of their time with Covenant House Vancouver.
It is truly a transformative time in their journey toward independence. This program focuses on teaching life skills; cooking, cleaning, creating a budget and so much more. Each young person lives in a semi-independent room with their own bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette, but still have the support of both their youth worker and the greater Rights of Passage community. By teaching these skills in a structured environment of love and respect, we ensure that they leave this program ready to successfully navigate independent living.
The youth in this program are committed to creating a brighter future for themselves, and we are so grateful that that the Mischa Weisz Foundation is committed to making that possible!