The Government of Canada Steps Up for Youth Experiencing Homelessness through the Emergency Community Support Fund

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

Mindfulness in the time of a pandemic

So, we’re a month into this global pandemic. For those us still fortunate enough to be employed, many of us are having to create new routines and new ways of working whilst also dealing with so much that is unknown ... Read more

Kristy HayterApril 15, 2020

Art Therapy at Covenant House

Our Art Therapy Program is run by Dr. Keith Thurlow-Bishop who is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)  and has a PhD in Expressive Arts Therapy. Dr. Keith is supported by Postgraduate Art Therapy Practicum Students from Adler University and volunteers.For the month of March, ... Read more

Kristy HayterMarch 02, 2020

How we help: Mental Health and Addictions Supports

Many of our 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 ... Read more

Kristy HayterJanuary 31, 2020