Seeing young people enjoying their new space is everything we dreamed about…

We’ve spent lots of time ensuring that 1280 Seymour is as comfortable and welcoming as it can be for young people. Last week the youth moved into the new Crisis Program space, and it was a very inspiring day, after years of hard work.

Our Crisis Program Manager Meaghan shared just a few comments she overheard from some of the youth, “the beds are premium” and “my bedroom is gorgeous”!

Stuffies waiting to be chosen by young people at CHV.

The CHV donor community has also been instrumental in helping us make our new building feel like a home for the youth. The youth were able to choose a cuddly friend, gift card, lip balm, and other treats and snacks as a special move-in day surprise. Rocky Point Ice Cream helped make move-in day extra delicious as they donated seven tubs of their amazing ice cream which was very much appreciated.

Yummy ice cream donated by Rocky Point Ice Cream.

We are also grateful for members of our community like Trans-Pacific Trading (TRAPA) who spearheaded getting the donations of plush toys for the youth from places like Toys “R” Us. Manager Rich Petrov from Toys ”R” Us was a big support, donating sweet plush animals and teddy bears. Thanks to them, the youth had a cuddly, surprise waiting for them upon move-in.

Big thanks to Trans-Pacific Trading (TRAPA) who spearheaded the stuffie donation from The Granville Island Toy Company and Toys “R” Us.

Our building is coming to life more and more each day. Seeing young people enjoying their new space is everything we dreamed about. We truly could not have achieved this milestone without the relentless support and unconditional love of everyone involved — a huge thank you once again!