WT is proud to participate in the 2023 Covenant House Sleep Out

WT is proud to participate for the fourth year in a row in the 2023 Covenant House Vancouver Sleep Out!

Team members gave up their beds on February 16, 2023 in solidarity with at-risk youths in Downtown Vancouver. Team members elected to sleep out in-person at Covenant House in Vancouver, OR sleep on their patios, balconies, or even simply on their floors at home.  We are proud to announce we placed in 6th place for fundraising with over $7,000 collected to support Covenant House. A BIG thank you for all the generous contributions.

This is such a meaningful cause as the Covenant House Vancouver offers a clear exit from life on the street to at-risk youths. They make this possible through a carefully designed continuum of care including Street Outreach, a Drop-in Centre, 2 gender-specific Crisis Programs, supportive housing, drug and alcohol counselling, a mental health program, and life-skills training.

For the youth that access the services of Covenant House:

  • 70% have witnessed family violence
  • Over 50% aged out of foster care at 19, with no home, income or support
  • 39% suffer from a mental illness and 100% struggle with their mental health

Together, we can ensure the doors at Covenant House Vancouver stay open for young people experiencing homelessness!