surrey

Surrey

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.

 

Young Famlies

(for more information go to www.youngfamilies.ca)
Families Restored – Lives Transformed
Young Families is a dedicated group with a vision to radically change lives and restore families. We provide a safe, caring and supportive environment for parenting youth, aged 12 to 24.
Our Young Moms and Young Dads programs meet parents where they are and walk alongside them in the midst of their struggles. Young Families goes beyond the crisis and commits long term to these young parents on their journeys to becoming the best dad, mom, spouse, friend and community member they can be.
Our goal is to break generational cycles of poverty, fatherlessness and abandoned young moms and see healthy relationships nurtured and developed. We serve over 100 young moms, dads and children every year through a range of programs and services. Young Families provides a place and community where young parents can feel connected, welcomed, valued and supported.
We are privileged to have a pivotal role and positive voice in the lives of these young families as they heal emotionally, physically and spiritually.
For more information, please visit: www.youngfamilies.ca

The Young Families program also includes:

Thrive

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.

Program includes:

  • 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

Muffin Morning 

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

When: Wednesdays

Stepping Up 

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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