Help Homeless and At-Risk Youth With Covenant House Vancouver
Covenant House Vancouver exists for those youth for whom there is often no one else: young people aged 16-24 who have either willingly fled physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse or those who have been forced from their homes.
Caring staff and volunteers see over 1400 youth come through the doors of Covenant House each year, offering them hot food, a warm bed and most importantly, relationships based on mutual respect and love. Programs include a crisis shelter, a drop in space, street outreach and transitional housing support.
Last year there were over 15,000 runaways reported in British Columbia. This number represents 22% of all runaways in Canada despite the fact that BC makes up only 13% of the Canadian population. It is estimated that there are approximately 500 - 1,000 young people living on the streets of Vancouver every night. Since 1997, Covenant House has been there to meet this challenge, offering innovative programming to young people seeking a way off of the streets. Designed as a "one-stop-shop", Covenant House offers its core programs under one roof - eliminating the need for homeless youth to travel to multiple locations for services, and increasing the success rates of its youth.
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