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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

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Our Development & Communications temps got into the holiday spirit  Festive Windows   CSS Christmas Tree   Our Development & Communications temps got into the holiday spirit  Festive Windows   CSS Christmas Tree  

Kristy HayterDecember 14, 2009

Why we do what we do

My day started meeting up with one of the youth who was previously staying here and he was at the front reception with a friend of his and he said that he wanted his friend to come by and see ... Read more

Kristy HayterDecember 11, 2009

We take it for granted

Covenant House understands that youth need more than food and shelter to change their lives; they also need the everyday life skills it takes to function in the adult world. Life skills that most of us take for granted such as ... Read more

Kristy HayterDecember 07, 2009

Youth Photography Exhibit

We look forward to seeing you there! Wednesday, December 9th 7:00 - 9:00 pm Covenant House Vancouver CSS drop-in space 575 Drake Street We look forward to seeing you there! Wednesday, December 9th 7:00 - 9:00 pm Covenant House Vancouver ... Read more

Kristy HayterDecember 03, 2009

About the Olympics

I've got mixed feelings about the Olympics coming to town. I want Canadian's to win gold on Canadian soil, but I wonder at what cost? I like the idea of job creation and showcasing our Vancouver to the world. However ... Read more

Kristy HayterDecember 02, 2009

Instead of horses

This letter was included with a donation we received today: Dear Friends, My five sisters and I save the little money we have to go horseback riding three or four times a year.  We rent two horses for forty dollars ... Read more

Kristy HayterNovember 30, 2009

Home Sweet Home

Hollyburn Properties has been a huge supporter of Covenant House for many years. Earlier in the year, Hollyburn  and Covenant House agreed to partner in a new and exciting way. Hollyburn agreed to provide a completely furnished suite in one ... Read more

Kristy HayterNovember 27, 2009

The wag of a tail

Our therapy dog-in-training Walter made his debut this week and already we have seen the benefits of having this adorable, loving dog in the Covenant House Family. The first day he was here, there were a couple of youth waiting ... Read more

Kristy HayterNovember 25, 2009

Bags of love

Today at the front desk I received 5 bags full of winter clothing for our youth. In two of the bags there were 65 sets of scarves and gloves that were hand knit and tied together. The two ladies who dropped ... Read more

Kristy HayterNovember 18, 2009