Our youth demonstrate thoughtfulness and kindness

It’s International Mentoring Day!

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

Kristy HayterJanuary 17, 2020

Fun with Fondue

For many of our youth, before coming to Covenant House Vancouver, they have not experienced healthy recreation activities on a regular basis. Some of our youth have very few sober friends or connections, and their “fun” activities in the past ... Read more

Kristy HayterJanuary 16, 2020

Kindhearted Gennie makes an impact at our Crisis Program

Gennie stayed at Covenant House Vancouver in our Crisis Program for a period of three months and in that time, she achieved the goals she set out for herself. Gennie remained determined, motivated and positive during her stay even when she was struggling with ... Read more

Kristy HayterJanuary 15, 2020

Extreme Weather: Your Help Needed Today

A Snow Fall Warning is under way, and that means our Outreach Team has to act immediately. We'll be out on the streets, trying to reach as many young people as possible, to invite them into warmth and safety here ... Read more

Kristy HayterJanuary 10, 2020

Rachel makes her dreams a reality…

I started working with Rachel a couple of years ago, she was experiencing so much trauma from having been brought up in an abusive home. She moved to Vancouver to escape everything and tried to start her new life here. ... Read more

Kristy HayterJanuary 09, 2020

Our cooking group uses a secret recipe…

A young man in our Crisis Program was finally able to share and teach a "SECRET RECIPE" from a restaurant where he used to work at. It was really good and featured brussel sprouts. The cooking group also made some ... Read more

Kristy HayterJanuary 07, 2020

Our youth learn how to RentSmart!

In the spring of 2019, our Housing Support Workers Linda and Marc became RentSmart educators.  They attended a three-day course and learned how to teach the RentSmart Program.  RentSmart is a course to teach people life skills on how to ... Read more

Kristy HayterDecember 30, 2019

The spirit of Christmas lives in Rights of Passage

For some of our youth, the holidays, with their bright lights and inherent cheer, represent what they had to leave behind: their often-broken families and strained relationships.  During the whole year, and specifically during this time, I honour their strength, resilience, and ... Read more

Kristy HayterDecember 26, 2019