Malcolm spent a grueling three months on the street, sleeping in Internet cafes and 24-hour restaurants. In a desperate Internet search, he found Covenant House. He came to Canada in his early teens to live with his extended family. There was a lot of conflict in his family and he had been kicked out.
When a scared and mistrustful kid comes to our health care clinic, our caring nurses gently help them to open up about their health challenges. Learning to trust the intentions of adults again and accept their help is a critical step for a youth to heal and move forward.
When Sophie’s mom was angry at the world, it was Sophie who would suffer. Her mom was overwhelmed and alone with six kids. They were all boys except Sophie, so her mom would be especially hard on her. Sophie would escape the chaos around her by keeping to herself and listening to her music, but [...]
Tyrone Burton, 30, was found guilty of eight human trafficking-related charges, which include trafficking, exercising control, receiving material benefits and withholding identification documents.
They could be any two guys working out in a university gym on a week night. But Pete, a resident of our longer-term housing program and his mentor, Chirag Patel, are working on building trust and friendship. The pair was among the first to be teamed up last summer when our new mentorship program launched. [...]