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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

To matter

Stewart lived with his Mother until he was six, at which time he moved to a reserve to be with his stepfather. Unfortunately, Stewart's stepfather was an alcoholic who became extremely abusive when he had been drinking. Despite the fact ... Read more

Kristy HayterMarch 30, 2010

Vancouver’s Working Poor – The New Homeless

Homelessness and poverty is a major concern in Vancouver and its surrounding communities. Individuals, couples and families often to struggle to get by even with decent jobs. The ever increasing cost of living and the high rent in Vancouver makes ... Read more

Kristy HayterMarch 16, 2010

An Olympic effort

One of the young women staying in our ROP program had the wonderful opportunity of building the medal podiums for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. As part of VANOC and Rona's Fabrication Shop (Fab Shop as Carmen called it), the ... Read more

Kristy HayterMarch 02, 2010

Ask Covenant House

Each month our crisis shelter manager appears on CKNW's The Christy Clark Show to discuss parenting teenagers.  Many different topics are covered and we can't get to all the questions from callers, so we welcome your questions and will do our best ... Read more

Kristy HayterJanuary 22, 2010

Part one of youth comic strip

I am going to post a page from a young person's most amazing comic each week for 8 weeks so you are going to have to check back to see what happens.  Please bear with me and the size - ... Read more

Kristy HayterJanuary 22, 2010

Change for Change

A few weeks ago, Aaron Hutchinson came down to Covenant House with an idea. He told me about how he felt when he saw a young person on the street asking for money. The thought of young Vancouverites in such ... Read more

Kristy HayterJanuary 22, 2010

Olympics, Vancouver and the homeless

For a lot of people, the Olympics coming to Vancouver is a wonderful event. It is a chance for our Canadian athletes to shine, a way to showcase Vancouver, boost the economy and provide a fun and exciting time. But ... Read more

Kristy HayterJanuary 20, 2010

Insite Safe Injection Site – New Ruling

The BC Court of Appeal has recently ruled that Insite will remain open. This has been a very hot topic causing debates not only in Vancouver but throughout Canada and the world. There are many different perspectives on this issue from that ... Read more

Kristy HayterJanuary 18, 2010

Youth Poetry

I can't speak I can't feel Feel upset Makes me unable to speak. I drink Tea; it keeps me warm Booze; it numbs my pain. Pain I feel it every day Temptation Deadly sins I want to... I can't I ... Read more

Kristy HayterJanuary 15, 2010