A personal letter from our CEO, Krista Thompson

To our Covenant House Vancouver Family,

Our hearts go out to all who have been affected by the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).

At Covenant House Vancouver, our role and responsibility during this time like anytime, is the health and well-being of young people experiencing homelessness.

I wanted to personally reach out to you and provide an update on the actions that Covenant House Vancouver is taking to help prevent the spread of the virus and support the health and well-being of our youth, staff members, volunteers and community.

Covenant House Vancouver has its own staffing resources to support essential services and has a COVID-19 Emergency Plan.

We rely on trusted and respected health services when researching and communicating about COVID-19. These include the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)BC Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC), and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Youth experiencing homelessness are extremely vulnerable, and it is your friendship, and your unwavering support, that is their lifeline. We appreciate you standing with us during and after this challenging time.

Your support now more than ever allows our frontline staff to do their critical work, provide food and medical care, and ensure our doors are always open for young people in our community. 

Covenant House Vancouver’s resilience is owed to our unwavering Mission to provide unconditional love and absolute respect to all youth.

It is our privilege to serve youth and our community and we will continue to do so.

With love and respect,

Krista Thompson
Chief Executive Officer
Covenant House Vancouver