Our Stories

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

The spirit of Christmas lives in Rights of Passage

For some of our youth, the holidays, with their bright lights and inherent cheer, represent what they had to leave behind: their often-broken families and strained relationships.  During the whole year, and specifically during this time, I honour their strength, resilience, and ... Read more

Kristy HayterDecember 26, 2019

New PJ’s for Patrick!

Our youth received an advent calendar for the month of December. Some days there was a gift for everyone in the Crisis Program like games and popcorn or other days it could be a special treat for every person. Each day, a youth would ... Read more

Kristy HayterDecember 23, 2019

Comfort and Care for Zack at Christmas

Christmas can be a difficult time for those who don't have family or loved ones to be with.  At the Crisis Program we recognize this and do our best to show the young people with us that we care. This year, ... Read more

Kristy HayterDecember 20, 2019

Mentorship Holiday Dinner

Recently we hosted the Mentorship Holiday Dinner & four year Anniversary event. Twenty-three people came including staff members, mentees, mentors and even passed matches! It was great to see everyone and catch up over amazing food and a wonderful festive ... Read more

Kristy HayterDecember 19, 2019

Santa visits our Drop-In Centre…

We had a very special visitor in our Drop-In Centre recently Santa! The big guy stopped by to have breakfast with our youth and help them make gingerbread houses and play some Uno. We must be on the nice list ... Read more

Kristy HayterDecember 18, 2019

Twoonies for Teens

Andrew is an incredible young man who first reached out to Covenant House Vancouver four years ago at the age of 13. As a former foster child who found his forever home he wanted to help his peers experiencing homelessness. ... Read more

Kristy HayterDecember 17, 2019