A few words from those who have partnered with us:

“H.E.L.P.’s desire to partner with agencies that service street youth speaks to their recognition that being successful in school may require a range of supports..”

“H.E.L.P. has demonstrated discretion and understanding to both the needs of the Directions Youth Service Centre and the young person attending school.”

“H.E.L.P. has added depth to the opportunities we at Directions Youth Service Centre are able to offer to our population and I am proud to say the first H.E.L.P.  Youth of Canada Society scholarship recipient successfully completed the college program in June 2014 and now is a licensed professional in British Columbia.
Lorna Grahn, BSW, RSW
Acting Program Manager
Directions Youth Service Center

“H.E.L.P.’s  participation in St. Paul’s Hospital ICY (Inner City Youth) initiative will have a transformational impact on the lives of some of these homeless youth. It is helping to provide access to important educational and vocational opportunities to youth who are otherwise excluded from such chances.  In doing so, you will help to position them to reach their full potential and to lead happier, more fulfilled lives and to contribute to their families and communities.”
Amanda Wootten
Development Officer, St. Paul’s Hospital ICY

“I can’t say enough good things about this extraordinary organization that truly provides a profound longevity piece to youth who are truly ready to enter adulthood in a substantial way. H.E.L.P. provides that essential step that facilitates true longterm success.”
Kat Thorsen,
Author, Therapeutic Art Facilitator, Youth Mentor.
Woman of Worth Award 2014: Humanitarian of the Year.

“I have had the opportunity to work with this scholarship for three different youth. All three greatly benefitted from this scholarship and the support it offered.  I know that without this support all three youth would not have been able to reach their educational goals.  I have enjoyed working with this professional team who assist youth at risk.”
Lisa Ronaldson, RSW, BSW
Covenant House Case Manager

“I have had the pleasure of working alongside HELP supporting youth in Vancouver the last several months.  During this time I have been so impressed with HELP’s active role in not only providing funding for schooling but also ensuring that their participant’s needs are met during their educational programming.  HELP openly communicated with both the school program and I to foster a system of support for the student….”
Holly Mikesh
Directions Youth Safe House Transition Program