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Today have a Whitecaps FC player wash your car in support of #BuckUp for Mental Health!

1) Get your car  really dirty.

2) Dig out some $.

3) Get your dirty car cleaned by Whitecaps FC players!  All funds raised will go towards #BuckUp for Mental Health in support of Covenant House Vancouver.

4) All $50 donations get a $50 Chevron gift certificate. 

Date: Today - Thursday, May 25, 2017

Time: 3 - 6 p.m.

Location: LivingStar Auto Detailing Ltd. at 1248 Seymour Street, Vancouver (Covenant House Vancouver (corner of Drake and Seymour in Vancouver)). Car wash is located in the alley between Seymour and Richards.

Car wash location

Join us help our youth “Beat the Heat” this summer

People often think about doing something for people who are homeless during the winter, however, summer presents another set of challenges as temperatures increase. The needs of Vancouver’s homeless youth population are just as great in the summer. Some of the health risks our youth face are dehydration, sun burn, heat stroke, general exhaustion, and athlete’s foot. By contributing to our Beat the Heat Campaign you can help make the summer a bit more enjoyable for our youth.

This summer, homeless youth will receive a care package full of summer clothing and necessities. Please help us make the summer safer for our youth!

Ways to help:

1. Contribute to our costs
It costs $150 to create a care package. Help us purchase one whole care package for a youth in need.  Donate  Here.

2. Purchase a care pack online
Order the items online  here    through our partnership with Army & Navy and have them shipped directly to us.

3. Include us in your shopping 
Download the care package  inventory list    with you on your holiday shopping trips. Feel free to contribute any or all of the items on our list.

We can only accept new and unopened items for the care packages. If you would like a tax receipt please be sure to fill out your information on  this  donation form and attach your sales invoice when you drop off the items.

If you have any questions please contact Marissa Barrie by email at mbarrie@covenanthousebc.org or by phone at 604-639-8937.

Help Youth Beat the Heat

Wishing you a fantastic Victoria Day Long Weekend!

Our office will be closed on Monday May 22nd and we will return on Tuesday May 23rd.  If you are looking for information on dropping off clothing or other donations click here.

If you are in a youth in need of help over the long weekend please call 1-877-685-7474 toll-free to speak with a youth worker.

Have a great long weekend!

Happy Victoria Day

A gesture of gratitude

 Sometimes, in working with our youth, it can be a challenge to find common ground for topics that support the growth of a healthy relationship. In my time working with Julia we learned that the two of us shared an interest in cooking. Julia and I would often spend time during our daily check-in discussing recipes and dishes we both particularly enjoyed. Julia often expressed to me that one of the things she looked forward to the most for when she secured her own housing was to have access to a kitchen and begin to explore her passion for cooking again.

Recently, Julia told me she had found a room to rent with a friend and that she planned to move out of the Crisis Program. Julia expressed that while she would be sad to say good-bye she was ready to live independently…. and to cook! This evening, Julia passed on to me that she would be spending time with friends doing some baking. When she returned for curfew, Julia came in with a huge smile and a tray full of fresh baked cookies.

Julia excitedly told me about all the different kinds of cookies they had baked, and that she had brought in the tray to share with all the staff.  Julia said that it was important to her to show gratitude for the help she had received during her stay and for having had a safe place to stay which prepared her for independent living. While the cookies looked delicious, my favorite part of this moment with Julia was that she had taken time out of her day to prepare and share this gesture of thanks. 

picture of cookies

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