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Program Highlight: Crisis Program

At Covenant House Vancouver’s Crisis Program, youth receive compassion and support from our caring team of Youth Workers, Social Workers, and Registered Clinical Counsellors.

When youth arrive, they are often distraught. They are scared, sick, hungry, and exhausted. Our first priority is to meet the youth’s basic needs by providing:

  • A safe place to sleep
  • Medical attention
  • Nutritious food
  • Hygiene supplies and a shower
  • Clean clothing and pajamas

There are 63 beds in our short-term, live-in Crisis Program:

  • 28 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)

At our Crisis Program, youth also receive:

  • Food, clothing, and hygiene supplies
  • A consistent Youth Worker for support, goal setting, and planning
  • Access to Registered Clinical Counsellors
  • Access to Social Workers who help create an individual plan
  • Referrals to other social services
  • Help with finding employment and referrals to job centres
  • Financial assistance to get back home, if that’s a safe option
  • Recreational opportunities including yoga, soccer, hockey, and baseball
  • Help finding and securing a safe place to live when they decide to leave

Young people can stay in the Crisis Program free of charge for as long as they need to; because getting through a crisis takes as long as it takes.