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Brian slowly started seeing the potential in himself

Brian began his journey with Covenant House approximately a year ago when he found himself homeless. He came to us only knowing the ways of the street and confrontation & anger were the only way he knew how to communicate. His first attempt at staying with Covenant House didn’t last long and staff wondered if they would ever see him again. To our surprise, Brian came in and out of Shelter, sometimes for a day sometimes for a couple weeks. It often takes our young people multiple “tries” or stays with us as they transition away from street life.   

Staff began to notice small changes in Brian’s attitude as he started seeing the potential in himself. His self-awareness seemed heightened and he also began addressing the barriers to his success. During Brian’s most recent stay in Shelter, he has made great steps towards securing employment. He has also taken steps towards addressing more deep rooted issues in his life. Brian seems to be proud of the strides he’s taken and the achievements he’s made and so are we.

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One For One: Support Sarah Shandl in Collecting 10,000 Volunteer Minutes

We're excited to announce that Sarah Shandl has been nominated for a Metro Vancouver Women of Distinction Award for her work with Vancouver, we love you. Sarah and Vancouver, we love you have been strong supporters of CHV for many years.

All nominees are able to win the Connecting The Community Award. Determined by online votes, the winner will receive $10,000 to give to the YWCA program of her choice.

Here's where we need your help.

Sarah's decided to make the online voting process count for even more because, well, why not do more good when you can? For every minute you take giving her a vote, she's committing to give one minute of her time to volunteer in the community. One for one.


The goal: Collecting 10,000 volunteer minutes to be spent between local charities including Covenant House Vancouver!

Voting is open from April 30th - May 22nd. One vote per day, per IP address.

A huge thank you and congratulations to Sarah Shandl!
Now let's go do some good!

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Happy Victoria Day Long Weekend

Our office will be closed on Monday May 19th and we will be back on Tuesday.

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

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