Our Stories

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

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

Youth photography

Our youth began taking photographs last summer as part of Art Group.  Their photos were used in our most recent annual report and we received awesome feedback about their work and people loved seeing it in our annual report. I am ... Read more

Kristy HayterJanuary 13, 2010

Youth prose

No matter how hard I try to escape my feelings, they seem to have a way of haunting me constantly. Picking at my flesh until my bare bones are exposed to the cold world that I've grown to hate My ... Read more

Kristy HayterJanuary 08, 2010

Decoration artistry

I'm not a big fan of The Christmas, but I was so blown away by the decoration job a youth did in the shelter. It reeks of Christmas and I can't believe the eye this youth has for detail. I ... Read more

Kristy HayterJanuary 06, 2010

Youth challenge staff to hockey match

Yikes.  Some of our youth have been playing weekly hockey games for the past several months and have issued an all staff challenge to play them next Thursday.  They even created advertising for the event. Sounds hard. I think I'm ... Read more

Kristy HayterJanuary 06, 2010

Yesterday Was Christmas…

I know it is a few days early, but for over 130 youth who are currently living on the streets it was Christmas Day. A Christmas complete with turkey and treats, presents and fun, and most importantly love and respect. ... Read more

Kristy HayterDecember 22, 2009