The season can be a time to create warm, cherished memories with loved ones. But at The Rogers Home, our transitional housing program for victims of sexual exploitation and trafficking, it can also bring added stress and sadness.
Young women moving into Covenant House’s new transitional housing program for survivors of sex trafficking and exploitation will find a special welcome. Brightly coloured, hand-made quilts will cover their beds thanks to students at Havergal College, a private downtown girls’ school, who have taken up the cause of supporting the new residents.
When you’ve been out on your own, coming home for a family dinner strengthens connections and creates memories. For young people who were once homeless and without the support of a family, that isn’t always an option available to them. That’s one reason staff from our transitional housing program, Rights of Passage (ROP), started hosting [...]
Each time homeless youth in our community apartments program first step into their own place, they have a sense of hope for the future. At Covenant House, we have witnessed the transformative power of hope in all of our programs, but there are few moments more significant than when a youth moves into a place [...]
Every kid who comes to us has a personal story that includes grief and heartbreak. Loss and trauma are what set them on a path to homelessness, and the feeling of shame and helplessness to rise above it can keep them from moving forward.