Providing an array of "as-needed" services to youth aged 16 to 24 including street outreach and drop-in.
Covenant House’s Street Outreach Team helps young people aged 16 to 24 who are living, or at risk of living, on Vancouver’s streets.
Finding youth in crisis, the team builds trusting relationships by meeting young people where they are and by being a consistent, supportive presence in their lives. Travelling on foot, the team offers food, support, hygiene supplies and minor medical attention. The Outreach Team invites youth to come to our Drop-In Centre for a hot meal or shower.Street life is brutally dangerous for vulnerable youth, and when we find young people in crisis, our team is trained to connect them with psychiatrists, medical professionals and social workers, or to bring them to our Crisis Program in they are in need of supportive housing.
Many young people age out of the foster care system at 19 with nowhere to go. Many also run away from home thinking, “it can’t get any worse.” All too soon they learn it can. The Outreach Team makes sure youth know they aren’t alone and that there are trustworthy people who want to help.
At Covenant House’s Drop-In Centre, Youth Workers provide an array of “as-needed” services to street youth aged 16 to 24. Click here for the Drop-In schedule.
At our Drop-In Centre, youth receive:
Your gift today can help us provide unconditional love and absolute respect for young people through our Outreach Services and our Drop-in Centre