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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 World Suicide Prevention Day

Since 2003, World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th has served as a call to action to individuals and organizations to prevent suicide. Our team of Youth Workers, Registered Clinical Counsellors and Social Workers all work together to ensure our young ... Read more

Kristy HayterSeptember 10, 2020

Mental Health supports at Covenant House Vancouver

Many youth living on the streets of Vancouver experience mental health concerns that are often left undiagnosed including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Depression, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder. Often these youth cope by turning to substance use. Covenant House Vancouver ... Read more

Kristy HayterSeptember 09, 2020

Wishing you a relaxing Labour Day!

From all of us at Covenant House Vancouver we wish you a relaxing Labour Day long weekend! If you are a youth in need of assistance over the long weekend call our youth workers toll free at 1-877-685-7474 or click ... Read more

Kristy HayterSeptember 04, 2020

The Art of Transformation from Brokenness

A few weeks ago, the young people in our Crisis Program spent an evening creating art inspired by the Japanese restoration technique known as Kintsugi. The activity that we encouraged them to try went something like this: Choose a flowerpot ... Read more

Andre CoronadoSeptember 02, 2020

CHV’s Integrated Case Management Team

Covenant House Vancouver's Integrated Case Management Team (ICMT) is made up of registered Social Workers who provide youth-focused, coordinated, and all-encompassing services to youth. Social Workers seek to focus and build upon the unique gifts and strengths that each young ... Read more

Kristy HayterSeptember 01, 2020

A day outside helps Tom’s mental health

In Canada, anxiety is the leading mental health concern for young people. Anxiety is an expected response to a threat that can help keep one safe in challenging scenarios but for some youth, that anxiety is something that lasts well ... Read more

Kristy HayterAugust 27, 2020

Building Bridges at our Crisis Program

On the weekends at our Crisis Program our youth workers always do their best to organize fun, healthy activities. This past weekend, the male-identified Crisis Program decided to challenge the youth with a bridge building activity. The young people were ... Read more

Kristy HayterAugust 25, 2020