The Foundation Program at Covenant House Vancouver is a live-in, harm-reduction and recovery program for youth (ages 16-24) residing in Vancouver.

What to expect

Youth identify and meet individual goals in relation to safer substance use. Support is intended to decrease risk and increase knowledge and awareness of safer substance use practices.

The program includes counselling, social work, primary care, group programming, access to meals and onsite gym, recreational activities, access to cultural and/or spiritual support, and life skills opportunities.

It is located in Vancouver, operated by Covenant House and Foundry Granville, and funded by Vancouver Coastal Health Authority.


    • Foundations: Supporting Youth in Mental Health and Substance Use

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How to access this service

Referrals are required and are completed by a community counselor or health-care professional in collaboration with the client. Once a referral is received, it is reviewed by the Central Addiction Intake Team (CAIT) Concurrent Disorder Counselors for completeness and to ensure clients are matched to the facility best suited to their needs.

Access this program through the Central Addiction​​​ Intake Tea​m (CAIT).