The past months have been a time of unprecedented change around the world. Life amidst the global Covid-19 pandemic has tested all of us and its effects will have both economic and social impacts for many years to come. For Covenant House youth...
406 youth accessed warm meals, a safe place to rest, and one-size-fits-one support in our Drop-In Centre
Covenant House Vancouver’s purpose is to serve all youth with absolute respect and unconditional love, to help youth experiencing homelessness, and to protect and safeguard all youth in need. Our goal is to support young people relentlessly as they...
95% of the youth who worked with our Clinical Counsellors showed improvement in their mental health
Housing Support Workers, Life Skills Workers, Social Workers and Registered Clinical Counsellors are available for all youth in all our programs. All our services are offered with genuine compassion and acceptance, with the knowledge that trust is the foundation for a successful way forward and away from the trauma of the streets.
The Outreach Team seeks out young people living on the streets, in Single Room Occupancy Units (SROs), or those at risk of becoming homeless. The Outreach Team builds trust with the youth, lets them know about our programs like our Drop-In Centre where they can get something to eat, have a shower, and do their laundry, all while receiving support from caring staff and volunteers.
Our Crisis Program offers safe housing, food, clothing, and counselling to young people aged 16 – 24. We take care of their immediate needs first, which are often food and rest. We encourage and work with youth to create their own plan for independence and we support them every step of the way.
Rights of Passage (ROP) is a longer-term transitional living program for young people who need housing, structure, and support as they strive toward independence. Basic life skills most of us take for granted like budgeting, cooking, cleaning, and goal setting are taught while youth attend work and/or further their education.
170 youth found and maintained employment
98% of youth told us that Covenant House Vancouver has helped them