At Covenant House Vancouver’s live-in Crisis Program we welcome homeless, runaway and at-risk youth between the ages of 16 and 24. Young people can stay in our Crisis Program free of charge for as long as they need to because getting through a crisis takes as long as it takes.
When they arrive, young people are often distraught. They are scared, sick, hungry and exhausted. Our first priority is to meet their basic needs:
- Medical attention
- Nutritious food
- A safe place to sleep
There are 59 beds in our short-term Residential Crisis Program:
- 24 beds for female-identified youth (including LGBTQ2S, gender queer, gender non-binary and self-identified young women)
- 35 beds for male-identified youth (including LGBTQ2S, gender queer, gender non-binary and self-identified young men)
Along with safe, supported housing, young people receive food, clothing and hygiene supplies. They can also receive substance misuse counselling, treatment for mental illness and support with finding a job and a safe place to live when they leave us.