Homeless youth given a taste of the season at the Covenant House
On Christmas Eve, before the presents are handed out, the kids at Covenant House will gather in the chapel, referred to as the sanctuary room at the shelter for homeless youth, to hear the story of Christmas — the birth of the saviour as a homeless refugee.
Youth worker Daiana Barboza is sure that the story can only help to make sense of what will likely be an emotionally difficult Christmas for the 16- to 24-year-olds who have sought shelter at Toronto’s Covenant House.
“It’s a beautiful story. Why not tell it?” she said.Barboza is no theologian and she has no intention