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Our Stories

Inspiring stories about hope and love for youth experiencing homelessness, as well as up-to-date news about Covenant House Vancouver

Debating the sexual abuse of a 13 year old girl

There has been much bantering in Hollywood over the fate of film maker Roman Polanski who drugged and raped a 13 year old girl in 1977. Polanski has until now avoided prosecution, having fled the United States, but was recently arrested ... Read more

Kristy HayterOctober 05, 2009

Past ROP youth gets in touch

One of our original Rights of Passage (ROP) residents contacted us by email 6 years after his stay with us: "I'm in Toronto, doing very well, finishing a double Honors at York University in English and Creative Writing. ROP had ... Read more

Kristy HayterSeptember 29, 2009

Grateful Father

Hi everyone: I just received a call from a grateful father in Ontario. We helped both of his sons when they were homeless and into drugs. If anyone remembers Kyle and Jason their father would like to say thank you ... Read more

Kristy HayterSeptember 21, 2009

Things are not always what they seem

Tom had been living on the streets, on the beach and in adult shelters before he first came to Covenant House. He had fled the family home because of conflict with his parents. Tom managed to get odd jobs now ... Read more

Kristy HayterSeptember 16, 2009

Big heart, little person

Today a young man of about 8 years old came to our front reception and proudly handed over a wonderful donation of $154.00 that he raised through a garage sale. For me nothing warms the heart quite like when a ... Read more

Kristy HayterSeptember 09, 2009

Covenant House Vancouver to Benefit from Home For The Games

Home For The Games is a web-based system that matches 2010 Olympic Games visitors with Metro Vancouver homeowners for short-term home stays. They help visitors find much-needed affordable accommodation. They create opportunities for homeowners, who are willing to share at least ... Read more

Kristy HayterSeptember 09, 2009

Walking with the Outreach Team

Last night was my first experience doing outreach with Covenant House. I work in the Development and Communications department as a Donations Administrator so I don't really get to see all the front line stuff. We started out by visiting ... Read more

Kristy HayterSeptember 03, 2009

Disordered Eating affects Street Youth

I have attached an article on disordered eating for everyone. In some way, shape or form regardless of what department you work in, we are all affected by disordered eating here at Covenant House. For the last year this has ... Read more

Kristy HayterSeptember 03, 2009