The #CHVCatchUp is a monthly series featuring the latest updates and news from Covenant House Vancouver (“CHV”). Miss604 is proud to be the Official Blog Partner of CHV. This month’s post has been written by Jason Bosher.
What Is Sleep Out: Home Edition?
It started as a response to COVID: “How can we keep our supporters safe, but still advocate for the most vulnerable in our society?”
What Covenant House Vancouver discovered was that Sleep Out: Home Edition was an exciting new way to engage supporters, advocate for youth, and enable sleepers to include family and friends, in the safety of their own environment.
Sleep Out: Home Edition is a chance for you to sleep out in solidarity with young people facing homelessness, and it’s a great opportunity to engage family and friends around the subject of the most vulnerable young people in our city.
As part of your Sleep Out experience, there will be amazing online content that includes moving stories from Covenant House youth. You will be able to engage and ask questions with members of our team who work directly with our youth.
When is Sleep Out: Home Edition?
Friday, April 29, 2022 at 8:00pm to 8:00am
How Can I get Involved?
- Gather your family/friends/team, or go solo
- Sign up
- Connect with your network and ask them to support you
- Get your sleeping bag, cardboard, and warm clothes ready
- Log on and join the event on April 29th
Want to be involved, but can’t join the event? You can donate to a participant, team, or to the event and show youth that you stand in solidarity with them.
Why the Sleep Out Campaign is so Important
Every day, an average of 100 youth find support at Covenant House Vancouver.
“Today, I’m most proud of my own life coaching business. I get to use the tools I’ve learned at Covenant House to give back.” – Keyosha, CHV alumna
Sleep Out is not about trying to replicate what it might be like to live on the street, it’s about bringing people together to show youth that they are important and valued. Sleep Out represents an inclusive community that strives for a hope-filled future for all.
Take a moment and watch this clip from a recent virtual Sleep Out event that illustrates the impact that you have when you decide to participate in this unique experience.
Join the Sleep Out movement and join Covenant House Vancouver for an evening that you will never forget.
Since 1997, Covenant House Vancouver has been providing love and hope to youth experiencing homelessness. They are the premiere service provider of residential and outreach services for homeless and at-risk youth ages 16 to 24 in Vancouver. Follow Covenant House on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more info.