“It’s so cheap!” - John learns how to save money while grocery shopping

John learns about grocery shopping and saving money

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

We have the best neighbours…

Recently one of our staff members ran into a long time neighbour and they got to chatting. Our neighbour shared the story below, and it touched our hearts. Covenant House is so grateful for our wonderful neighbours and  for the ... Read more

Kristy HayterAugust 22, 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

Astounding Art in our Drop-In!

Recently our Drop-In hosted a youth led art workshop. A young person trained in a special style of art taught other youth how to create beautiful pieces using this unique method. It was great to see one of our talented ... Read more

Kristy HayterAugust 16, 2019

Give back with a teen pack!

If you are out back to school shopping in the next few weeks consider adding in an additional purchase for youth experiencing homelessness. You may have seen "Teen Packs" in stores. Prepared kits filled with hygiene items like soap, deodorant, ... Read more

Kristy HayterAugust 15, 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

Food helps us build relationships

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 HayterAugust 13, 2019

A reminder…

Some nights at Covenant House Vancouver are as peaceful and quiet as a night in any home. Others can be a relentless exercise in immediacy that see us managing crises both inside the Crisis Program and out. On one such night, after some intense conversations and ... Read more

Kristy HayterAugust 08, 2019