Youth Unlimited knows that most miracles don’t happen overnight. Our dedicated staff work with young people and struggling families for as long as it takes to help move them from despair to a thriving community members. Our goal is to help young families raise their children in a safe and supportive environment by making a lasting difference in their lives.
(for more information go to www.youngfamilies.ca)
When pregnant youth have nowhere to turn, they come to Stepping Stones. We know that raising a child isn’t easy at any age, but for a young mom with little family support, it can be near impossible. That’s why Youth Unlimited started a program where staff and volunteers could bring both practical and emotional support to struggle moms courageously facing overwhelming obstacles.Through tireless efforts, seasoned staff help countless young women break generational cycles of poverty and abandonment, to become good mothers who can provide for their children both physically and emotionally, while they too work to become whole and healthy adults.
- Fundamental Skills – parenting, nutrition, budgeting, stress management, and more.
- Community Connections – referral and support to services and organizations
- Birth and Labour Support
- Counseling – Individual, couples and group counselling
- Crisis Care
- Practical support – help with day to day life
- Employment search support
- Spiritual Support - As a Christian organization we believe that the basis for leading a healthy and well-balanced life is through a relationship with Jesus.
The Stepping Stones program also includes:
Thrive was created in partnership with World Vision to help young struggling mothers improve the quality of their own lives and that of their families. The 10-week, full-time life skills program helps participants set goals for the future to overcome barriers that often get in the way of success.
Through the program, women who are alone, unemployed or on income assistance will be given the tools and direction they need to transform the trajectory of their lives and that of their children.
- Daily workshops
- Professional childcare, throughout the program
- Employment skills training and resume building workshops
- Life skills support
- Personal coaching
- Spiritual guidance based on Christian principles
- Comprehensive “Life Plan” where participants set education goals and work towards sustainable employment
- Supportive mentor to help reach their goals
Click here to download the Thrive application form.
A muffin can’t change a life… can it?
Every Wednesday morning Youth Unlimited staff and volunteers work alongside young mothers while they learn to bake nutritious muffins. After baking, participants take part in a life skills discussion with a guest speaker from the community. As they learn a simple but useful skill, these young moms build relationship with peers like them, and with mature adults who can support and help them. This very simple beginning has transformed many lives of women—and thus their children’s’ future.
Free, onsite childcare provided. Rides can often be made available.
Where: Fleetwood Christian Reform Church, 9185-160th Street, Surrey
(for more information go to http://www.steppingupbc.blogspot.ca)
As a growing number of women raise their children on their own, that lack of a father figure within families is at an all time high. Built on the success of Stepping Stones’ programming for pregnant and young women, Stepping Up reaches out to neglected young fathers in the community. Outreach workers journey with these young men who lack male role models and access to practical help. We work with them to help them be the best dad, husband, and friend they can be. We teach them how to become committed fathers who play an important role in the lives of their children. We are dedicated to stopping the cycle of a fatherless generation.
North Surrey Skate Night
North Surrey Skate Night is a weekly skate club ministry of Surrey Youth Unlimited. Based out of the new skate park at Chuck Bailey Recreation Center, the group gathers for trips to the many skate parks in Greater Vancouver. Working closely with the skateboarding community, YU staff and volunteers come alongside teenagers by meeting them within their own subculture. More than a weekly club, leaders strive to walk alongside skateboarders by supporting, communicating truth, and demonstrating abundant life.
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