A lifeline for Mark

Mark’s childhood home was a battle zone. After a long day at work, Mark’s father would sometimes explode in anger and beat Mark with his belt. Hardened from her own difficult life, his mother was often cold and hostile to her son as well.

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Speaking out for kids

More than 12,600 people have lent their support to Bill 88 to keep more Ontario kids from troubled homes off the street. We recently submitted a petition to the Provincial government to pass new legislation that would allow 16 and 17 year olds from homes with abuse and neglect who have never been involved with children’s aid [...]

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Healing the spirit

When youth come to us, they sometimes ask some of life’s most challenging questions—“Why did this happen to me?”, “Why is there suffering?” or “Do I deserve love?” For youth wishing to seek spiritual solace and find some resolution, our pastoral minister Maria will accompany them on their quest.

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Good Samaritan Sarah

Growing up, Sarah Lawless often heard her father speak about homeless youth. He would sometimes look out the window of their car and reflect on the number of kids he saw on the street. Sarah’s father, who teaches music to children at the Royal Conservatory of Music, continues to give regularly at Covenant House. He [...]

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Recipe for success

Covenant House Toronto’s Cooking For Life program trains homeless youth for a career in the food industry. In its first two years, this innovative job training program helped over 65 at-risk youth find employment.

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