Extreme heat just as dangerous as extreme cold for homeless

When we think of homeless 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. Following the death of Curtis Brick a homeless man that died last summer due to issues caused by heat, Vancouver has put in place an extreme-heat strategy.

At Covenant House Vancouver we also 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 always need: water bottles, sunscreen, bathing suites, flip flops and summer clothing. 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!

Do you have any tips or ideas to stay cool? If so please share them with us.



When we think of homeless 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. Following the death of Curtis Brick a homeless man that died last summer due to issues caused by heat, Vancouver has put in place an extreme-heat strategy.

At Covenant House Vancouver we also 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 always need: water bottles, sunscreen, bathing suites, flip flops and summer clothing. 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!

Do you have any tips or ideas to stay cool? If so please share them with us.