Our Crisis Program welcomes young people between the ages of 16 and 24 who are in need of short-term or emergency housing.
At Covenant House’s Crisis Program, we welcome young people, aged 16 to 24, who are at risk of, or are experiencing, homelessness. We provide housing and wrap-around services, in a safe supportive environment.
Our first priority is to meet young people’s basic needs:
- A safe place to sleep
- Nutritious food
- Warm clothing and showers
There are 60 beds in our short-term Crisis Program:
- 30 beds for female-identified youth (including 2SLGBTQAI+, gender queer, gender non-binary and self-identified young women)
- 30 beds for male-identified youth (including 2SLGBTQAI+, gender queer, gender non-binary and self-identified young men)
Along with safe, supported housing, young people receive food, clothing, and hygiene supplies. They can also receive employment and education supports, access to Registered Clinical Counsellors and Social Workers, and help in transitioning to independence when they ready.
Young people can stay in the Crisis Program free of charge for as long as they need to because getting through a crisis takes as long as it takes.
When out of their crisis, many young people apply to our long-term supportive transitional housing program, Rights of Passage, which allows us to provide them with support in an environment that feels like home.