City MOGULS Raised Over $125,000 for Canadian Charities!
Learn More About The 2019 Charity: Covenant House
WHAT IS COVENANT HOUSE?
As Canada’s largest agency serving at-risk, homeless and trafficked youth, Covenant House Toronto changes lives by providing the widest range of services and support to as many as 300 youth a day. A national leader, the organization educates and advocates for change by influencing public policy and delivering prevention and awareness programs.
More than a place to stay, Covenant House provides 24/7 crisis shelter and transitional housing on-site and in the community, along with comprehensive services including education, counselling, health care, employment assistance, job training and after-care.
To do all this, Covenant House relies on donors for 80 per cent of our $30.6-million annual operating budget.
Its doors are open to youth 16 to 24 regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or the circumstances that have brought them to our doors.
Since opening our doors in 1982, Covenant House has served more than 95,000 young people.
WHERE WILL FUNDS GO TO SPECIFICALLY?
This year, the money raised from the 2019 City MOGULS Runway Show will support the health and wellness of the Covenant House’s youth by enhancing and improving services for its young people. More than 60% of the youth served have fled or have been forced out of homes where there is abuse and family conflict. Poor physical health, mental illness and substance use among its youth is a prevalent issue and a significant hurdle to overcome.
By supporting the MENTAL HEALTH of our youth, we can ensure a better future for our city.
DID YOU KNOW:
· 64% of Covenant House’s youth come from middle to upper income households
· Over 40% of our youth are burdened by the trauma they’ve experienced at home or on the street
· 53 % of Covenant House’s youth reported experiencing depression and hopelessness about their future
· 29 % of Covenant House’s youth reported thinking about ending their life within the previous three months