Maita started a new chapter at Covenant House…

Maita started a new chapter at Covenant House…

Maita stayed at our Crisis Program for several months and just recently moved on to our Rights of Passage Program (ROP) at the beginning of January. When I first met Maita in September, she was quiet, kept to herself, and wasn't a ... Read more

Kristy HayterJanuary 12, 2021

Sasha works hard to complete her goals!

As a youth worker who began working in our Women’s Crisis Program after the move to the new 1302 Seymour building, I have had the opportunity to work closely not only with the youth assigned to me (youth have main ... Read more

Kristy HayterSeptember 15, 2020

Welcome back Community Dinner!

Each month Rights of Passage (ROP) holds a community dinner. These dinners allow current and former youth, staff and special guests to come together as a community. It also helps teach our young people life skills such as cooking and ... Read more

Kristy HayterAugust 20, 2020

The joy of Gardening at ROP!

Our Pender Street building has a wonderful rooftop garden. This tranquil space is a little oasis in the middle of downtown Vancouver and is always well used but even more so since the start of COVID-19. The young people at ... Read more

Kristy HayterAugust 18, 2020

Quarantine Cooking Session at ROP

The youth in our Rights of Passage Program have been working on their cooking skills during the COVID-19 health emergency. Cooking is an important life skill and one that is easy to work on if you are staying inside more. A ... Read more

Kristy HayterAugust 07, 2020

Sending our thanks to BC Housing Employees!

Covenant House Vancouver received an incredibly generous donation from BC Housing employees recently as part of their Community Connections Program. Created by BC Housing employees, Community Connections enables employees to “give where their heart is” and to invest in community ... Read more

Kristy HayterFebruary 07, 2020

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