Dear friends of Covenant House Vancouver,
I want to let you know how grateful I am for your wonderful support. You make it possible for us to show our youth love with a hot meal, a safe place to sleep, and even something as simple as a pair of shoes and socks.
That’s all a young man wanted the night he came through our doors. He walked in and asked if we had any socks and shoes we could give him. It had been raining for most of that week, and his feet had been soaking wet for days because he had holes in his shoes. We gave this grateful young man fresh socks and shoes. And we told him we would always be here for him – not just to give him shoes and socks, but to give him comfort, and guidance, and love.
These kids we see are so young, so frightened, and so very alone. The tragedy is that each of them runs away from home thinking “it can’t get any worse”, but many soon learn it can.
Lurking in the shadows are people who will use and abuse them and force them into doing things they’ll regret forever, and may even leave them terribly damaged.
That’s why we count so much on your lifesaving support because every life we save is thanks to friends like you.
God bless you,
Sister Nancy Brown, S.C., O.B.C.
"It was very early in the morning and I was at the tail end of a long overnight shift. About four youth were up in the common room and teasing me as usual about how I am like a camp counsellor. For some reason, they got that “read” off of me. This led them into singing some camps songs around the table, most of which I recognized. It was a cheesy scene to witness but just one of those sweet moments I cherish in this job. Our shifts are busy, overwhelming and at times there are very sad or difficult. When we have some impromptu sing-alongs like this I feel like the tough times make these moments sweeter. " - Lucy, Youth Worker
Check out these amazing dream flags that were created at a recent Girl's Night. Each completely free Girl’s Night will feature an activity, snacks and bus tickets are provided. Young women 16-24 will have the opportunity to connect and have fun in a safe, welcoming space with the support of our youth workers. Girl’s Nights will be held on the 3rd Monday of every month from 7pm until 9pm.
Some upcoming activities are:
Arts and crafts night
Biking the seawall
If you are a young lady and have questions or want more information about Girl’s Nights at Covenant House Vancouver please feel free to call 604-639-8931.
We are so excited to share some incredible news with all of you! As many of you may remember, Covenant House Vancouver was part of the car2go Charity Challenge several months ago. Many of you took the time to vote, share on social media and encourage friends and family to participate as well.
Thanks to all of you, and car2go members across Vancouver, Covenant House has been selected as the official 2015 charity for car2go Vancouver!
A huge thank you to each and every person that helped us win the car2go Charity Challenge! We are so excited to be a part of such a great community.