Punks Get Generous

Every day we get new heartwarming surprises. In November, Eva’s generous supporters blew Giving Tuesday out of the water. We exceeded our fundraising goal for youth experiencing homelessness, and the winner of the private chef experience giveaway donated the prize back so we could keep raising critical funds to keep young people safe and warm. People are buying Eva’s Gift Catalogue presents to help young people and we’re doing even better than last year! And recently, hair stylist Em [...]

Punks Get Generous2018-12-26T09:35:23-05:00

Volunteer Spotlight: Shaun, Social Media Specialist

It’s International Volunteer Day and we need to extend a heartfelt thank you all our volunteers. We also want to extend a warm welcome to the new folks who have come on board with us too. Eva’s recently launched a revitalized volunteer program to better hook up community talents and passion with our goal to end youth homelessness. Volunteers have been so instrumental to us, helping with everything from meal preparation and facility maintenance to fundraising support, but we [...]

Volunteer Spotlight: Shaun, Social Media Specialist2018-12-04T13:19:07-05:00

A Look at Harm Reduction on World Aids Day

Eva’s supports young people with a youth-centred harm reduction approach. Harm reduction is an effective health-oriented response. Choice, non-judgement, and non-coercion are its essential features in addition to pragmatism, humane values, and a focus on the harms. (CHRN, 2018) Many assume that harm reduction programs and strategies such as Needle Exchange Programs and Safe Injection sites encourage drug use. It’s important to see substances in a broader context to understand why this is such a damaging misconception. The reality [...]

A Look at Harm Reduction on World Aids Day2018-11-30T17:16:50-05:00