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'Faces of Homelessness' - A student initiative of King George Secondary

The Faces of Homelessness was a student created initiative that begun in April, 2016 and was created by the Interact & YCI Homelessness Committee. The goal of the project is to complete a series of interviews that help shed a more accurate and uplifting perspective of people who either live with or work with people who are facing the challenge of homelessness. The students visit Covenant House last month with their teacher and interviewed Kat an Outreach Youth Worker.  Our thanks to King George Secondary students for helping to shed a light on homelessness.

To learn more and watch the other videos in series click here

Youth have an incredible time on an overnight kayak trip

Recently one of our Youth Workers Darren took four youth from our Crisis Program on an overnight kayaking trip. They left in the morning from Cates Park in North Vancouver and paddled up Indian Arm to Granite Falls where they spent the night.

The youth had a great time and it was an amazing experience for them. Youth Worker Darren is always going above & beyond and coming up with fun and healthy activities for our young people especially for our young men who  really need to burn off energy.

Thank you Darren for being such a positive role model! 

Youth Kayak trip with Youth Worker Darren

Happy Canada Day!

Wishing everyone a wonderful Canada Day!

Our office is closed for the holiday  and long weekend and  we will re-open on Monday July 4th.

If you are a youth in need of help over the long weekend please call 1-877-685-7474.

Happy Canada Day! 

Keep homeless youth safe & cool in the summer heat

When we think of homeless people and weather we generally worry about it being too cold not too hot but summer weather can have a negative impact on the homeless as well. Homeless people often lack places to get fresh water and areas to stay cool. At Covenant House Vancouver we prepare for the heat and make sure our youth that are living outside have proper supplies. We provide water bottles and water, sunscreen, cool clothing and remind them to take it easy and seek shade when it is hot.

If you want to help homeless youth this summer here are a few things we need:

**sunscreen**
reusable water bottles
bathing suites, flip flops and summer clothing
male and female underwear, sizes small and medium (only new please)
male shoes size 10-14
steele toe work boots of all sizes

If you have questions about donating please contact  info@covenanthousebc.org or 604-638-4438 and to see a full list of needed items click here.

Also when you are out and about this summer keep an eye on all people and check in with them if they are looking ill.  When we work together as a community we can all have a happy, fun and safe summer!

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*Very Needed! 

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