Joel remembers walking along the deserted city streets one peaceful winter morning two years ago. Snow fell gently as he passed by the darkened storefronts. It was Christmas Day and he was homeless.
Christmas can be the hardest time for a kid living in a shelter. It is when kids reflect with painful clarity that they may never know the warmth and festive spirit of a loving home. At Covenant House, we do everything we can to make sure our youth feel loved and appreciated during this difficult [...]
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.
Covenant House Toronto has launched our first annual Covenant House Month this February to raise awareness and funds to help homeless youth. While an estimated 40,000 young people across the country and 10,000 in Toronto alone have no place to call home at any time during the year, almost 90 percent of Canadians surveyed said [...]