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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

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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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

Covenant House donation sites not affected by Heartbleed bug

When we learned through media reports that there was a threat to online security posed by the Heartbleed Bug, we reviewed our processes and gained written assurances from our suppliers that Covenant House transactions were not affected.
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Events

Sleep Out: Next Generation

On April 10, 2014, dozens of energetic, up-and-comers will give up one good night’s sleep to raise awareness and funds for homeless youth at Covenant House in the first-ever Sleep Out: Next Generation. With only a sleeping bag and a piece of cardboard, they will get a glimpse into the harsh realities of life faced by homeless youth.
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Blog

Specialized housing for human trafficking victims

The City of Toronto has taken the initiative to improve services and support for victims of domestic and international human trafficking and has now approved exploring the development of special housing for victims of sexual exploitation and human trafficking. Our Executive Director Bruce Rivers recently sent the following letter to the Affordable Housing Committee, City of Toronto supporting the urgent need for safe, dedicated housing for victims.
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Covenant House Kids

Crisis Shelter: Becca

Journey began with a single step: Becca finds her way

When Becca came to us, she was a torrent of unfocused emotion. A life of horrific physical and sexual abuse had taught her that adults were dangerous.
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Longer-term residence: Mike

Mike desperately wanted to succeed on his own but ran out of options

Mike spent several nights on the street, sleeping in stairways and staying up in all night coffee shops until he realized he just couldn’t bear it any longer.
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