The law firm of Richards Buell Sutton recently donated $20,000 to CHV’s Rights of Passage program.
The Rights of Passage (ROP) program is a comprehensive housing and life skills program that supports youth who wish to transition to more independent living while achieving their educational and vocational goals. Once in the program, youth must commit to at least one year in residence.
While in ROP, youth live in their own studio-style apartments, sharing a kitchen and common space with other residents. Dedicated social workers, youth workers, and a life-skills coordinator provide one-to-one support to each young person.
Once a youth reaches a prescribed level of personal development and responsibility, they begin to plan their graduation from ROP, with the help of staff. After graduating, youth can still access support from CHV. Once youth move out on their own, CHV follows up with graduates at regular intervals of three, six, nine, and twelve months.
“Our community is very important to Richards Buell Sutton, and being involved and providing support are values that we hold dear. The incredible stories from the youth who have benefited from the services provided by Covenant House Vancouver are inspirational. They inspire us to be better people, to be more caring and to be generous. Supporting youth in crisis is vital to making our community a better place for all of us, and we are very proud to support the amazing work done by the talented team at Covenant House Vancouver.“
– Richards Buell Sutton
Thank you, Richards Buell Sutton, for your commitment to community and by supporting youth in ROP, during such an important and transitional phase of their lives.