Housing Support Workers help youth find and hold on to, safe and affordable housing in our community. Our housing team helps young people transition to independent living by supporting them in a variety of ways, including:
- Housing Search
Our Housing Support Workers teach youth to find appropriate accommodation options. We help them search newspapers and websites, go with them to look at accommodations, and help them weigh the pros and cons of a place.
- Getting Set Up & In-Home Support
Moving day is a big transition for anyone, but for young people who have been living on the street, it can be all the more daunting. We help them move in and, thanks to people’s generous donations, provide them with start-up kits, food bags, and help sourcing furniture.
- Specialized Support and Life Skills
At Covenant House Vancouver, we teach youth basic life skills like budgeting, cooking, cleaning and how to map out transportation.