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Slowly Danny began to open up...

I met Danny several months ago when he came to us at Covenant House in need. When he first arrived he was in and out of our Crisis Shelter, with his stays lasting from a few days to several weeks. He was not willing to address any of the issues which he was struggling with. But slowly, over the course of his stays, we began to get to know Danny, and he opened up to us.

Through playing cards and board games, Danny became more comfortable in the Shelter environment and with speaking to staff. Over time he saw that we truly cared about him and wanted to support him in overcoming his challenges. Through relationship building Danny was able to work together with staff to confront his issues surrounding alcohol misuse which had been a significant factor leading to his loss of employment, housing, and reaching out to Covenant House for support in his time of need. It was through staff support Danny was able to learn better coping mechanisms. He started going to the gym and became interested in joining a hockey league. He chose to surround himself with positive and supportive social circles. Danny got a full-time job and was able to save up enough money to rent a room in a shared living space. He moved out of shelter recently and has been doing great since.

We wish Danny all the best!

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Let's talk about bullying as we head back to school

Bullying is a common problem among kids, youth and even adults. Bully can happen in person, over the phone and online. Bullying is unacceptable and you have a right to feel safe and all of us need to stand up against bullying.

Below are some resources to help with bullying whether you a parent, teacher or youth these resources can provide information and help stop bullying.

Where to get help:

Kids Help Phone

Vancouver Crisis Line

Bullying Canada

Stop a Bully

Stop Bullying Canada

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Happy Labour Day Weekend

From all of us at Covenant House Vancouver we wish you a fun and relaxing Labour Day long weekend!

Enjoy and we will be back on Tuesday!
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If you are a youth in need of help call toll free 1-877-685-7474