Our Stories

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

Night of New Beginnings for Covenant House

TD Waterhouse Private Investment Advice to host Gala for second year This gala event will kick-off or "30 days for 30 nights" campaign which aims to raise enough money to cover the cost of running our shelter for the entire ... Read more

Kristy HayterOctober 20, 2009

Home for the Games Gaining Momentum

Click here for todays' Vancouver Courier article.  Opening up your home to a stranger may seem like a "strange" thing to do but the thought of meeting someone new, perhaps from a far destination, is appealing to me.  I love ... Read more

Kristy HayterOctober 16, 2009

Shelter Manager on Christy Clark Show

Once a month, our crisis shelter Manager, Paul McClelland, appears on the Christy Clark Show on CKNW to discuss parenting issues.  Catch October 14th's show, on CKNW's podcast, hour 2.   Once a month, our crisis shelter Manager, Paul McClelland, ... Read more

Kristy HayterOctober 15, 2009

The Domino Effect Fundraiser for Covenant House

The Domino Effect "If one falls we all fall," a black and white themed fundraiser, is aimed at celebrating local and international organizations that have helped youth off the streets and out of poverty. It's a time for our community ... Read more

Kristy HayterOctober 14, 2009

Thankful someone noticed him

This is a story about Peter, a tall young man with blonde hair, blue eyes and a heart made of gentleness and gold. He's the one that would open the door for you if your hands were full or help ... Read more

Kristy HayterOctober 09, 2009

Why I work at Covenant House

Today was one of those days when I am reminded of why I work at Covenant House. I was opening the mail and we had received a letter and donation from a grandmother of a youth we are working with; ... Read more

Kristy HayterOctober 07, 2009

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