A young man finally found a place where he belonged…

It’s World Suicide Prevention Day

Since 2003, World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th has served as a call to action to individuals and organizations to prevent suicide. Our team of Youth Workers, Registered Clinical Counsellors and Social Workers all work together to ensure our young ... Read more

Kristy HayterSeptember 10, 2020

Mental Health supports at Covenant House Vancouver

Many youth living on the streets of Vancouver experience mental health concerns that are often left undiagnosed including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Depression, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder. Often these youth cope by turning to substance use. Covenant House Vancouver ... Read more

Kristy HayterSeptember 09, 2020

CHV’s Integrated Case Management Team

Covenant House Vancouver's Integrated Case Management Team (ICMT) is made up of registered Social Workers who provide youth-focused, coordinated, and all-encompassing services to youth. Social Workers seek to focus and build upon the unique gifts and strengths that each young ... Read more

Kristy HayterSeptember 01, 2020

A day outside helps Tom’s mental health

In Canada, anxiety is the leading mental health concern for young people. Anxiety is an expected response to a threat that can help keep one safe in challenging scenarios but for some youth, that anxiety is something that lasts well ... Read more

Kristy HayterAugust 27, 2020

The joy of Gardening at ROP!

Our Pender Street building has a wonderful rooftop garden. This tranquil space is a little oasis in the middle of downtown Vancouver and is always well used but even more so since the start of COVID-19. The young people at ... Read more

Kristy HayterAugust 18, 2020

Andrew Teel recipient of Courage To Come Back Award!

Covenant House Vancouver is thrilled to share that Andrew Teel is a Courage to Come Back Award Recipient in the Youth Category. The Courage To Come Back Awards hosted by Coast Mental Health recognizes British Columbians who have overcome tremendous challenges, yet ... Read more

Kristy HayterAugust 04, 2020

25-40% of homeless youth are LGBTQ2S+

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, gender non-binary and two spirited youth are over represented in the homeless community.  We strongly believe all youth deserve unconditional love and absolute respect and LGBTQ2S+ youth are no exception. 25-40% of homeless youth are LGBTQ2S+Family rejection ... Read more

Kristy HayterJuly 28, 2020