RBC Foundation has recently confirmed a generous grant of $50,000 towards Covenant House Vancouver’s mental health services that provide youth with free access to a range of mental health supports, including one-to-one and group counselling. One of the most anticipated spaces for mental health support at the Drake building is the art therapy room, which is a purpose-designed, dedicated space for our art therapists to work with youth. Art therapy is the process of combining traditional talk therapy with creativity. Using colours, shapes, symbols, and images, youth can often express thoughts, feelings, and experiences that might be difficult to explore through just talking. This can be particularly useful as a way for youth to work towards healing and growing from trauma.
It was wonderful to meet our friends, Cristina Mejia, Vivian Cruz, Manisha Chauhan and Dhanushka Viswakula from RBC the other day, outside the new Drake building, for the cheque presentation. With a partnership spanning over 20 years, RBC and RBC Foundation have enabled us to remove barriers to quality mental health care and provide innovative therapies to meet the complex needs of at-risk and homeless youth.
Thank you, RBC and RBC Foundation, for supporting the mental health and well-being of youth at Covenant House Vancouver!