Youth have fun making soap!

Youth have fun making soap!

Our male Crisis Program thought it would be a fun idea for the youth to try making their own soap. The youth workers weren't sure how it would be received but the young men loved it and had a blast! ... Read more

Kristy HayterNovember 15, 2019

Lena feels safe and free for the first time…

Lena stayed in our Crisis Program for almost year. She had arrived in Vancouver fleeing from a country where her rejection of the state religion was a death sentence. Lena reveled in the freedoms she had access to in Canada.   During her stay ... Read more

Kristy HayterNovember 07, 2019

Board games and hot chocolate!

The young women in our Crisis Program had a cozy evening in recently. They played all kinds of board games and had delicious gourmet hot chocolate. What a lovely way to spend a fall evening.

Kristy HayterNovember 06, 2019

A Magnificent Mural for our Youth

Our male Crisis Program’s stairwell that leads up into the space needed a serious makeover. The stairwell was plain concrete and not very welcoming and the Crisis Program team wanted to change that. Thanks to the help of The Home ... Read more

Kristy HayterOctober 28, 2019

Fun times at Catfe!

I took eight of our youth from our Crisis Program to the Catfe! None of them had ever been before and it was a great experience. We spent an hour in the Catfe room with 18 cats and kittens milling ... Read more

Kristy HayterOctober 22, 2019

Sunset Swim at English Bay

Recently we had such a beautiful outing with a group of young men from our Crisis Program. The Aquatic Center was closed but they cheerfully decided to walk all the way to English Bay for a sunset swim. It was ... Read more

Kristy HayterSeptember 04, 2019

We slowly get to know Larry…

Earlier this year we had a youth stay with us named Larry. He told us that he had a hard upbringing and did not have a lot growing up. He had been with us for a couple of months at the Crisis Program but did not ... Read more

Kristy HayterAugust 28, 2019

A night of gratitude…

One evening at our Crisis Program I brought in one of my favourite movies “Freedom Writers” and asked if there were any youth who would like to watch it.  We had a small group of six girls, and we watched the movie in our Drop-In ... Read more

Kristy HayterAugust 21, 2019

Towers of fun!

On the weekends at our Crisis Program, we always do our best to engage the youth in fun activities. This past weekend, we decided to challenge the youth to see who could build the tallest tower with specific supplies. The ... Read more

Kristy HayterAugust 14, 2019