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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


Youth homelessness awareness and prevention presentations in schools across South Central Ontario so kids don't run to the streets.
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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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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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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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Covenant House urges premier to adopt stronger
anti-sex-trafficking effort

Premier Kathleen Wynne was urged today to do more to combat the scourge of sex trafficking in the province by Canada’s largest homeless youth agency.
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Sleep Out: Executive Edition 2015

On November 19th, 2015, seventy-one of the city’s top business and community leaders slept out and raised more than $1 million for our kids. With only a sleeping bag and cardboard, participants spent the night on the cold pavement in freezing temperatures.
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Letting their stories out

It has been said that the hardest part of writing is finding a story to tell. But for the English students at our on-site school, stories of depth and complexity flow easily. Through essays, poetry and short stories, they reveal their personal stories through their assignments in a safe and supportive environment. It is a process many of our youth find profoundly healing.
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Covenant House Kids

Crisis Shelter : Myriam

True riches

Myriam was the daughter of a wealthy and successful man growing up in a luxurious home in the suburbs. But her postcard-perfect childhood was a façade. Charismatic and charming to those outside the family, Myriam’s father was a tyrant who frequently beat her and her brother. When she was three, he beat her until she blacked out.
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rights of passage : Calvin

Seeking calmer shores

When Calvin was just four years old, he witnessed his mother’s boyfriend chase her down the street and around a bend with a kitchen knife. His mother had known only abuse from men, and she made her sons pay for her pain.
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Housing : Nathaniel

Rising above hate

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. Neither school nor home felt safe.
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