Instead of horses

This letter was included with a donation we received today: Dear Friends, My five sisters and I save the little money we have to go horseback riding three or four times a year.  We rent two horses for forty dollars ... Read more

Kristy HayterNovember 30, 2009

The wag of a tail

Our therapy dog-in-training Walter made his debut this week and already we have seen the benefits of having this adorable, loving dog in the Covenant House Family. The first day he was here, there were a couple of youth waiting ... Read more

Kristy HayterNovember 25, 2009

Bags of love

Today at the front desk I received 5 bags full of winter clothing for our youth. In two of the bags there were 65 sets of scarves and gloves that were hand knit and tied together. The two ladies who dropped ... Read more

Kristy HayterNovember 18, 2009

Introducing Walter, Therapy Dog-in-Training

I'm excited to report that an additional mode of therapy for our youth is being introduced at Covenant House. Our Mental Health Team is expanding. I'd like you to meet Walter, who will be helping out in session with Animal Assisted Therapy. ... Read more

Kristy HayterNovember 17, 2009

Olympics attracts youth looking for work

Covenant House has seen a recent influx of youth coming to Vancouver in anticipation of the 2010 Olympic Games. These youth are homeless and jobless but hoping to take advantage of potential job opportunities related to the Games. Unfortunately, some of ... Read more

Kristy HayterNovember 10, 2009

Homeless Copy Writer

Geoff Vreeken, a local writer has launched an on-line campaign for Covenant House called   The idea is to give voice to homeless youth as if he was their one-man ad agency.  This is aimed primarily at those in the ... Read more

Kristy HayterNovember 04, 2009

Home for the Games Gaining Momentum

Click here for todays' Vancouver Courier article.  Opening up your home to a stranger may seem like a "strange" thing to do but the thought of meeting someone new, perhaps from a far destination, is appealing to me.  I love ... Read more

Kristy HayterOctober 16, 2009

Shelter Manager on Christy Clark Show

Once a month, our crisis shelter Manager, Paul McClelland, appears on the Christy Clark Show on CKNW to discuss parenting issues.  Catch October 14th's show, on CKNW's podcast, hour 2.   Once a month, our crisis shelter Manager, Paul McClelland, ... Read more

Kristy HayterOctober 15, 2009