Weekend Fun at CHV

Weekend Fun at CHV

Recreation and outings are more than just fun they also help teach our youth important life skills, help build character and get our young people in involved in the community in a positive way. This past weekend youth had the ... Read more

Kristy HayterJuly 17, 2019

It started with food…

A few months ago, a new youth came to our male Crisis Program after being referred to us by a community member. He arrived in the middle of the night and was exhausted and very hungry. We got him a meal ... Read more

Kristy HayterJuly 16, 2019

Amazing food = unconditional love!

Food and nutrition are vital to our young people, as many of them have struggled with having enough to eat and often come to us malnourished. When they arrive at Covenant House Vancouver, our youth are provided with healthy, filling ... Read more

Kristy HayterJuly 15, 2019

I feel like I’m awake for the first time”

When Annika first came to the Crisis Program she was struggling with addiction, fleeing domestic violence and had lost custody of her daughter. Annika did not trust anyone and often found herself in confrontations with staff members and other youth. Over time I was able to build and maintain a trusting relationship ... Read more

Kristy HayterJuly 11, 2019

Samantha finds safety at Covenant House

Samantha arrived at Covenant House Vancouver’s Crisis Program a few months ago. She was previously living with her mother on the streets of Vancouver after being evicted from their SRO (Single Room Occupancy Unit). Samantha had taken on the caregiving role as her mother struggles with substance misuse and ... Read more

Kristy HayterJuly 04, 2019

Annual Mentorship Summer BBQ

Our Mentorship Program gives youth the opportunity to develop healthy and trusting one-to-one relationships with responsible adults. Our mentors are adult role-models that commit to supporting a young person to achieve their goals over the course of one year. Our Mentorship ... Read more

Kristy HayterJune 24, 2019

BBQ Fun at our Crisis Program

Our Men’s Crisis Program held a Rooftop BBQ at our Pender Building with our young people to celebrate the soccer Champions League. The weather was perfect and the food delicious!

Kristy HayterJune 20, 2019