Reconnecting family style

When you’ve been out on your own, coming home for a family dinner strengthens connections and creates memories. For young people who were once homeless and without the support of a family, that isn’t always an option available to them. That’s one reason staff from our transitional housing program, Rights of Passage (ROP), started hosting [...]

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A place to call home

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 [...]

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Learning to live well

A loving parent prepares their kids for life in countless ways until they take those first tenuous steps out into the world. By giving a gentle reminder about manners, sharing a personal anecdote about weathering a life challenge or even showing how to tie a tie, a parent will guide their children to grow into [...]

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Off to the races

It was a movie that got Trevor talking. For months, his Children’s Aid case worker could not get him to open up. She hoped a male role model might make the difference, so she referred him to Mike in our Youth in Transition (YIT) program.

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