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

 

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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 Toronto encouraged by first human trafficking conviction

A conviction of human trafficking for the sexual exploitation of two local young victims who received our care and counselling is encouraging. The case marks the first human trafficking conviction for Toronto Police.
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Events

Sleep Out: Executive Edition 2014

On November 20, 2014, over 70 business leaders spent one night on the street so homeless youth don't have to. Together we raised over $900,000 in one night to support our life-changing programs.
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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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