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Our young ladies experience the joy of gardening

The young ladies in our Crisis Program have been working on a garden project since early spring. The project has grown even larger than expected and the girls have loved working on their garden and learning about planting and caring for it.

Recently the girls headed out to a garden center to purchase plants ahead of LifeSpace Gardens coming to teach them about gardening the next weekend. Their excitement as they picked out flowers and vegetables was amazing. The plants were brought to the upstairs balcony and the youth spent time taking them out of the boxes, watering and arranging them. During this time one of the youth started playing her ukulele and singing. It was such a nice, soothing experience for all involved. The youth expressed their gratitude multiple times during the day and were so thankful for the opportunity to be involved in the process of creating the beautiful garden.

The team from LifeSpace Gardens came the following weekend and taught the girls more about planting and taking care of their garden. The youth learned a lot about gardening in general, and about food gardening in particular. They also had an amazing time and loved spending time in their garden. We want to send a big thank you to the folks who made this garden possible, especially the donors who helped us purchase the supplies, including donating the garden consultation and containers from LifeSpace Gardens.

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.” - Alfred Austin

Garden project pictures

Free Youth Sports & Rec Program at Roundhouse Community Centre

Join Covenant House every Tuesday at the Roundhouse Community Center (181 Roundhouse Mews on the Corner of Davie & Pacific)  from 4:30PM to 6:00 PM. All youth are invited to come from any program in CHV and you can also bring friends as long as they are 16-25.  Roundhouse Community Centre has lots of different equipment for any sport you can think of that can be played in a gym. Sports are chosen by the youth that attend each Tuesday and it’s always free. 

If you have any questions call Jeff or Becki at 604-639-8928.

Come join us for some spectacular sports!

Sports & Rec Program for youth up to 25

Buy a “paper door” and help give local youth housing and hope

The Home Depot Canada Foundation is dedicated to taking action to put an end to youth homelessness in Canada through The Orange Door Project fundraising campaign.

Between June 1 and July 2, purchase a $2 paper door at the checkout of the  Richmond, Vancouver, and Vancouver Cambie Home Depot stores  and  support Covenant House Vancouver. You can also make a secure, online donation at and give homeless young people in your community the housing, support, and hope they need to live safe, healthy and productive lives.

Link to Orange Door Project

First BBQ dinner of the season at ROP

Rights of Passage recently hosted its June Community Dinner and it was barbeque themed. Each month ROP has a Community Dinner where youth and staff work together to prepare and then share a meal. The youth learn important life skills like food prep, cooking, cleaning, organizing and leadership skills.

The first BBQ of the season featured chicken and veggie kabobs, homemade potato salad and fruit Jell-O!

Check out some photos below of the delicious spread below: 

Community Dinner at ROP

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