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From fundraising to volunteering, there are many ways you can have an impact on youth homelessness.

 

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Under 25 years old?

Visit our youth site for strategies to cope with challenges such as bullying, family problems and drugs.

 

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What We Do


Prevention

In-school prevention and awareness presentations to help keep youth safe delivered by expert facilitators across Toronto and the GTA.
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Crisis Care

Safe shelter, food, a warm bed and clean clothes treat the basic needs of kids in crisis so they can focus on recovering from whatever brought them to our doors.
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Support

Counselling, onsite health care, pastoral care, drop-in centre and our mental health day program offer ongoing care for mind, body and spirit.
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Independence

Onsite high school, job preparation and training programs, life skills training and long-term residence prepare kids to make it on their own.
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After Care

Housing support, follow up calls and visits for kids moving into the community to support them as they transition into independence.
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Why Support Covenant House Toronto

As Canada's largest homeless youth agency, Covenant House Toronto changes lives by providing the widest range of services and support under one roof. A national leader, we educate and advocate for change to help at-risk and homeless youth.
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Updates


NEWS

Next gen business leaders raise $360,000 for
homeless youth

More than 65 of the next generation of business and community leaders spent a chilly, damp night outside to raise awareness of youth homelessness and more than $360,000 for youth at Covenant House.
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Events

Sleep Out: Women Unite 2017

You give it your all in every waking moment, now try it in your sleep. Join us on Friday, May 26, 2017 for Sleep Out: Women Unite, the first all-women sleep out for Covenant House Toronto.
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Blog

Finding her voice in the wilderness

When Jennifer joined her first meeting of our This is Me! Girls Program, she appeared very anxious about participating and allowing her voice to be heard. We began to gently encourage her by assuring her she was in a safe space. As the other young women in the group began to open up, so did Jennifer.
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Covenant House Kids

Employment : Nadia

Working for her father's approval

Since a young age, Nadia was forced to work in her father’s Toronto bakery every day until late in the evening while he hurled insults and commands. Her confidence was shattered by his constant putdowns, and she had no time for friends or homework.
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Crisis Shelter : Marco

Far from home

Marco’s dad was never a father to him. His dad lived in Toronto, while Marco grew up in Ecuador, immersed in the love of a large, close knit family–his mother, grandmother and three siblings. But at 18, he reluctantly left them to join his father in Canada in pursuit of a better life.
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Rights of Passage : logan

A child raising himself

For as long as he could remember, Logan felt as though he were only a burden to his parents. Their volatile relationship ended when he was very young. His father would often leave their small town, but when he returned, he would be violent and verbally abusive to Logan.
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