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Mark Your Calendars—Sleep Out: Champions Edition Is Coming!

The holiday season is here! Whether that means getaways or get togethers, baking, shopping, celebrations, or a time to recharge, we’d like to take a moment of your time to tell you about an important event that is coming soon.

Sleep Out: Champions Edition is only two months away. What is Sleep Out: Champions Edition? It’s a fundraising initiative for anyone who would like to actively support vulnerable youth. On Thursday, February 17, 2022, people across the Lower Mainland and beyond will give up their beds for one night, to raise funds that will help support youth who are staying in our Crisis Program.

Funds raised during Sleep Out: Champions Edition will go to support the mental health and addictions programs at CHV. Many of the youth living on the streets of Vancouver experience mental health concerns that are often left undiagnosed, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder. Often these youth cope by turning to substance use.

Covenant House Vancouver offers these youth an opportunity to address any counselling and psychiatric needs. Our Registered Clinical Counsellors work from an attachment theory lens, which recognizes that a safe and trusting relationship is a basic biological human need, much like the food, clothing, and shelter that we provide.

Anyone can be a champion. Join a powerful community of business leaders and public figures and give up your bed for one night to support young people facing homelessness. Sign up now and start fundraising. Instead of presents this year, ask your friends, family and coworkers to support your participation in Sleep Out: Champions Edition, with a donation.

From all of us at Covenant House Vancouver, thank you and happy holidays!