#STREET-LIFE

What is Street Life?

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 vulnerable young people, ages 12 - 25. Street Life provides Vancouver with the only mobile youth drop-in centre in the city, a renovated thirty-eight-foot RV which enables us to meet youth both literally and figuratively where they are at.

 

Why is there a need for Street Life?

Street Life exists as a way to bridge a gap into the lives of the teens that frequent the area. We hope to provide a safe, non-judgemental space, where they are free to be themselves and given the opportunity to build relationships with caring adults. East Vancouver is known for its shops and fun restaurants but not so widely known for the things happening under the surface, things like: drug trafficking, gang recruitment and sexual exploitation. We hope to combat these issues by providing a hopeful, encouraging and life-giving alternative.

 

What else is provided?

As well as meaningful relationships with these youth we also hope to provide to their basic needs as well. Youth can share a hot meal together, get a fresh pair of dry socks, gloves, mitts, sleeping bags too.  We provide resources for these youth, helping them to connect to the services and programs that they need to move toward an abundant life.

 

Contact Jason Hradoway for more information.




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What is Street Life?

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 vulnerable young people, ages 12 - 25. Street Life provides Vancouver with the only mobile youth drop-in centre in the city, a renovated thirty-eight-foot RV which enables us to meet youth both literally and figuratively where they are at.

 

Why is there a need for Street Life?

Street Life exists as a way to bridge a gap into the lives of the teens that frequent the area. We hope to provide a safe, non-judgemental space, where they are free to be themselves and given the opportunity to build relationships with caring adults. East Vancouver is known for its shops and fun restaurants but not so widely known for the things happening under the surface, things like: drug trafficking, gang recruitment and sexual exploitation. We hope to combat these issues by providing a hopeful, encouraging and life-giving alternative.

 

What else is provided?

As well as meaningful relationships with these youth we also hope to provide to their basic needs as well. Youth can share a hot meal together, get a fresh pair of dry socks, gloves, mitts, sleeping bags too.  We provide resources for these youth, helping them to connect to the services and programs that they need to move toward an abundant life.

 

Contact Jason Hradoway for more information.