December 31, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
To our valued supporters:
I hope you and your loved ones are enjoying a safe and happy holiday season. Thank you to all of our donors, volunteers and supporters who have helped make Christmas special for our youth. Please know that your efforts in making the holidays brighter for them are greatly appreciated.
Here is an update to keep you informed about our site.
Since my last update, I am pleased to announce that the two staff members who had tested positive for COVID-19 have fully recovered and are back at work. Since then, there haven’t been any additional COVID-19 concerns related to youth and staff who have been on site.
Intakes of new residents have resumed
We have resumed welcoming new residents to our main site and at the hotel on December 10. Providing a safe and loving space for youth in need during the holiday season is critical. We are delivering this vital support when youth need it most.
To learn about how youth are coping during the holidays, click here. And to learn about how our Family and Natural Supports team is helping youth reconnect with their families this holiday season, click here.
Drop-in centre is open by appointment
Our drop-in program, which was temporarily closed in early December, has re-opened and is available to youth on an appointment basis.
Safeguarding our youth and staff
We are committed to ensuring our youth and staff's safety and will continue taking direction regarding best practices from local, provincial and federal health authorities and relying on the in-house expertise of our health care team.
Your support means everything during this unusual holiday season
Once again, I want to thank everyone in the community, including individuals, companies and family foundations who have supported us throughout the pandemic. Your generosity and compassion are much appreciated.
On behalf of everyone at Covenant House, I want to wish you all a happy, safe and healthy 2021.
Please check this page for future updates.