An Olympic effort

One of the young women staying in our ROP program had the wonderful opportunity of building the medal podiums for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. As part of VANOC and Rona's Fabrication Shop (Fab Shop as Carmen called it), the ... Read more

Kristy HayterMarch 02, 2010

Part one of youth comic strip

I am going to post a page from a young person's most amazing comic each week for 8 weeks so you are going to have to check back to see what happens.  Please bear with me and the size - ... Read more

Kristy HayterJanuary 22, 2010

Youth Poetry

I can't speak I can't feel Feel upset Makes me unable to speak. I drink Tea; it keeps me warm Booze; it numbs my pain. Pain I feel it every day Temptation Deadly sins I want to... I can't I ... Read more

Kristy HayterJanuary 15, 2010

Youth photography

Our youth began taking photographs last summer as part of Art Group.  Their photos were used in our most recent annual report and we received awesome feedback about their work and people loved seeing it in our annual report. I am ... Read more

Kristy HayterJanuary 13, 2010

Youth prose

No matter how hard I try to escape my feelings, they seem to have a way of haunting me constantly. Picking at my flesh until my bare bones are exposed to the cold world that I've grown to hate My ... Read more

Kristy HayterJanuary 08, 2010

Decoration artistry

I'm not a big fan of The Christmas, but I was so blown away by the decoration job a youth did in the shelter. It reeks of Christmas and I can't believe the eye this youth has for detail. I ... Read more

Kristy HayterJanuary 06, 2010

Youth challenge staff to hockey match

Yikes.  Some of our youth have been playing weekly hockey games for the past several months and have issued an all staff challenge to play them next Thursday.  They even created advertising for the event. Sounds hard. I think I'm ... Read more

Kristy HayterJanuary 06, 2010

Yesterday Was Christmas…

I know it is a few days early, but for over 130 youth who are currently living on the streets it was Christmas Day. A Christmas complete with turkey and treats, presents and fun, and most importantly love and respect. ... Read more

Kristy HayterDecember 22, 2009

Getting ready for Christmas at Covenant House

Many people have mixed emotions around Christmas time. For those who associate Christmas with unpleasant family memories or those who are alone, this time of year can be rough. For me, this is my first Christmas without my Mom who ... Read more

Kristy HayterDecember 21, 2009

Why we do what we do

My day started meeting up with one of the youth who was previously staying here and he was at the front reception with a friend of his and he said that he wanted his friend to come by and see ... Read more

Kristy HayterDecember 11, 2009