Covenant House’s Outreach Team helps young people age 16 to 24 who are living, or at risk of living, on Vancouver’s streets; or who are precariously housed.
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, they offer food, support by connecting youth to services, hygiene supplies, and minor medical attention. The Outreach Team invites youth to come to our Drop-In Centre for a hot meal, shower, or to help with anything they wish to work on.
Street life is brutally dangerous for vulnerable youth, and when we find young people in crisis, our team is trained to connect them to psychiatrists, medical professionals, and social workers, or to bring them to our Crisis Program, if they are in need of supportive housing.
The Outreach Team makes sure that young people know that they aren’t alone and that there are trustworthy people who want to help them.