Covenant House Vancouver is the main provider of residential and outreach services for homeless and at-risk youth in Vancouver. This phased project consists of two buildings; a mid-rise 5-storey on 1302 Seymour St., and a 10-storey on the larger 1280 Seymour St. site. NSDA is responsible for the rezoning of the two properties from DD to CD-1 to accommodate for the much needed space.
Beyond providing shelter and transitional housing for at-risk youth, a major focus of the Covenant House renewal program is to provide needed support services. These include recreation (gym and fitness), classrooms, spaces such as art and music therapy, kitchen / dining, administration offices, counseling offices, crisis programs, and a health clinic.
Although separate buildings with different programs, Covenant House Vancouver’s two buildings, across the street from each other, have a common design language so that they are easily identifiable as belonging together.