We are so grateful to announce that, for the 10th year in a row, RBC has contributed towards our Mental Health Program here at Covenant House Vancouver. Their gift of $50,000 will go a long way towards ensuring youth receive the best possible care.
Many youth experiencing homelessness have mental health concerns that are often left undiagnosed. PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Depression, Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder are commonplace, and youth often cope by turning to substance use.
But because of caring supporters like RBC, youth who come through our doors will have timely access to counseling, diagnoses and specialized care from our in-house mental health professionals. In fact, youth in urgent need of more complex care can even be fast-tracked to see psychiatrists and other specialists instead of waiting for months.
This past June, we welcomed a team from RBC who presented the donation and visited our youth spaces. Thank you, RBC, for believing in the youth and investing in their futures!
From left to right: Kim Wing (Covenant House Vancouver), Leslie Mak (Financial Planner, RBC), Carol Raaymakers (Relationship Manager, RBC), Damien Pirro (Group Consultant, RBC), Leila Jahani (RBC Branch Manager), Tina Saddik (Banking Advisor, RBC) and Brianne Newsome (Covenant House Vancouver)
Youth Stories: Mental Health
If you are interested in learning more about Mental Health programs at Covenant House Vancouver, we encourage you to read the following Youth Stories:
You can also read up on our approach to Mental Health care on our Mental Health and Addictions Supports page.