Before Nathaniel was old enough to understand why, he was tormented for being gay. He grew up in a large family on a small Caribbean island. From a tender age, he was verbally abused and spoken to in an explicit way. Everywhere he went, he was called “anti-man”, the local gay slur. Before he could [...]
Each time homeless youth in our community apartments program first step into their own place, they have a sense of hope for the future. At Covenant House, we have witnessed the transformative power of hope in all of our programs, but there are few moments more significant than when a youth moves into a place [...]
At Covenant House, we will often hear a young girl in our care recount how she was convinced or coerced by her boyfriend to sell herself for sex. Soon, he trades romance for violence and she is terrified to leave. Our four-minute sex trafficking awareness video below is a dramatization of Amy’s experience, a young [...]
Hold on to summer with this Caribbean crowd-pleasing meal, complete with sunny sides. Let your vacation memories linger with this bold medley of tropical flavours.
Alana always knew she wanted something different for her life. But everyone she tried to rely on withdrew from her or made her suffer for their own misery. Alana’s mom was lost most days, fighting battles in her mind. She suffered from mental health challenges, so she was distant and unavailable, and she was incapable [...]