A few months ago, a young man came to our Crisis Program, a community member who knew about Covenant House Vancouver, and told him about our services.
He arrived around 01:30 am and shared that he was hungry because he had not been eating much the past few days. When a young person comes to our doors no matter if it is at 1:30 pm or 1:30 am we always offer food and a beverage. The youth was grateful for the meal and was very ready to get some sleep.
After being in our Crisis Program for a few days the youth shared he was very glad he had found this place where he felt safe and had been eating good food. Now that this youth has had some time to rest and build some strength back, they are working with our team on other skills so they can start to look for employment.