Our Purpose and Principles - Covenant House Vancouver

Our Purpose and Principles

These are the values and guiding principles that are incorporated into everything we do at Covenant House Vancouver.

Our Purpose:

Covenant House Vancouver is dedicated to serving all youth, with absolute respect and unconditional love, to help youth experiencing homelessness, and to protect and safeguard all youth in need.

 

Our Principles:

Immediacy

Covenant House immediately meets the basic needs of youth experiencing homelessness through a nourishing meal, a shower, clean clothes, medical attention, and a safe place to sleep.

 

Sanctuary

Covenant House provides a safe haven from the hardships of homelessness. We recognize the fundamental worth of every human being, and create a safe setting where all youth – regardless of life experience or identity – are served without judgement.

 

Value Communication

Covenant House leads by example to demonstrate that caring relationships are based on love, trust, respect, and honesty.

 

Structure

Covenant House provides the stability and structure necessary to build a positive future.

 

Choice

Covenant House fosters confidence; encouraging young people to believe in themselves and make informed choices for their lives.