Calling All Sleepers!

It’s Time for Sleep Out: Champions Edition

We are only six weeks away from Sleep Out: Champions Edition!

That means that it’s time to gather your team (or go solo), fluff your sleeping bag, and ask your friends and coworkers to support you.

This is the inaugural year for Sleep Out: Champions Edition. What is the event? 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.

With the uncertainty of restrictions due to the Omicron variant, this inaugural edition of Sleep Out will be a virtual event, because we believe in safety first. So pick your favourite safe outdoor space and prepare for a life-changing event in support of youth.

Join a powerful community of business leaders and public figures who are participating in this event. Sign up to Sleep Out or make a donation and be part of the movement to help change the lives of youth staying in our Crisis Program.

Contact the Sleep Out Team if you would like more information about how you can get involved.

Everyone is getting ready for Sleep Out: Champions Edition! This little guy is recruiting by building a friend to join him in sleeping out 😄