September 3, 2019

              “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about”            That reminder is nestled at the bottom of every one of Eric Ens’ emails and is the embodiment of how he lives.            A Volleyball BC Hall of Famer, a former Youth Unlimited Executive Director, an outstanding coach and youth worker, Eric has been supported by YU partners to directly impact the lives of thousands of youth in his 33 (and counting) years of service. It was 1987. It was the year of mullets, Air Jordan’s, and oversized blazers. It...

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July 8, 2019

What is Youth Unlimited/Youth For Christ? Youth Unlimited (YU) is a not-for-profit, non-government, Christian organization that builds meaningful, long-term connections with vulnerable young people by meeting them on their turf. YU addresses the holistic health of young people: physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual.   What is Street Life Outreach? Street Life, a program of Youth Unlimited/YFC, provides a safe space of belonging for marginalized young people, many of whom are street-entrenched (homeless, gang affiliated, trafficking drugs, etc.) or street-involved (participating in high-risk, street-level activities, but not fully consumed by the community). We offer relationships, referrals, and resources to these...

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June 6, 2019

              On any given Monday or Tuesday, at the Youth Unlimited mobile drop-in centre in East Vancouver (Street Life), you will find a steady, caring and committed volunteer sharing life with the youth who come for a meal and stay for friendship. Some of these youth are street involved and care for their well-being is in short supply — but not at Street Life.            It’s there you’ll find Stephanie Robinson (not photographed), whose kindness and commitment are sparked by her own story, working alongside someone who not too long ago was part of her...

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March 27, 2019

              Ken Neufeld has been a YU youth worker for the past 14 years. He first met Dillon at “The Fridge,” a Youth Unlimited drop-in center in Richmond.            “At that time he was pretty broken and low,” says Ken. “He had a complicated family situation; his male role models were problematic and he was doing poorly in school. We spent many years going for walksalong the river in Richmond. It’s been a long, beautiful journey of walking alongside Dillon.”            Over time, Dillon came to faith; got the support he needed and experienced healing. Now...

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