Provide short-term housing for 474 homeless youth

by Covenant House Vancouver
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Provide short-term housing for 474 homeless youth
Provide short-term housing for 474 homeless youth
Provide short-term housing for 474 homeless youth

Project Report | Nov 23, 2020
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

By Brianne Newsome | Development Officer

Young People of Colour, LGBTQ2S+ youth, and Indigenous youth are disproportionately represented among the homeless population of people under 25, and they experience additional violence and trauma. For example, LGBTQ2S+ homeless youth face frequent incidents of homophobic and transphobic violence compared to their heterosexual counterparts. They are also dealing with gender and sexual identity along with social stigma and discrimination – on top of the daily stress of experiencing homelessness.

Youth in our care watched news coverage of the killing of Black people and the advancement of the Black Lives Matter movement this year with frustration and grief. Many shared personal stories of experiencing unjust trauma and discrimination from institutions and people in authority.

Through your support, youth found a sanctuary of unconditional love and absolute respect when they entered our doors. Now more than ever, your support is facilitating healing for marginalized youth.

One of Covenant House Vancouver’s priorities in our 2021-2025 strategic plan (drafted in 2019) is to enhance our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion work by focusing on the representation of the communities’ population among staff, training and literacy for our staff and board, and enhancing supports for Black, Indigenous & People of Colour, immigrant, and LGBTQ2S+ youth.

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Covenant House Vancouver

Location: Vancouver, BC - Canada
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Covenant House Vancouver
Stephanie Bowen
Project Leader:
Stephanie Bowen
Vancouver , BC Canada

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