Providing love and hope to Vancouver's street youth.
Covenant House Vancouver exists for those young people for whom there is often no one else — young people aged 16 - 24 who have fled physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse, those who have been forced from their homes or those who have aged out of foster care.
We bandage their cut-up feet from days and nights walking the streets; give them hot food and a warm bed and support them in their choice to change their present circumstances while helping them heal from past traumas.
Covenant House relies on the generosity of over 50,000 individuals and organizations to provide shelter, food, clothing and counselling to over 1,400 young people each year.
Covenant House provides three core services designed to provide each young person with a continuum of care or "one-stop shop" approach to leaving the streets:
- Community Support Services, CSS, which provides outreach and a drop-in program.
- Crisis Shelter with 54 beds.
- Rights of Passage, ROP, a 6 – 24 months transitional living program.
These core services are supported by several in-house programs including: mental health counselling and access to psychiatrists, housing workers, drug & alcohol counselling and pastoral counselling.