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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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Next generation leaders raise $210,000 at Sleep out for homeless kids

More than 50 of the next generation of business and community leaders spent a frigid night outside to raise awareness of youth homelessness and more than $210,000 for kids at Covenant House.
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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 : Andrea

Someone to look up to

Andrea’s parents were often absent and overwhelmed with work and family. She fell in with the wrong crowd and made some of the poor decisions that many young teenagers make. But her mom’s anger and impatience with her pushed her further away until she no longer felt welcome at home.
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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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