Youth Resource CentreA one-stop shop for youth and their families who want a helping hand to connect with each other and/or the community
Youth Resource Centre (YRC)
The Youth Resource Centre (YRC) is a one-stop-shop for youth and their families who want a helping hand to connect with each other and/or the community.
The YRC offers services you need, where and when you need them.
- Individual and family support
- Parenting and life skills classes
- Crisis intervention
- Outreach support
- Youth justice support
- Supported independent living
Who We Help
- Youth between 12 and 18 years old and their families who live in Abbotsford
To Access Youth Resource Centre
- Contact us at 604.870.4972 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- We also receive referrals from organizations including the Ministry of Children and Family Development, Fraser Valley Aboriginal Children and Family Services Society and the Abbotsford School District.
We do have a waitlist for most of our programs, however, we will discuss other support options that may be available to you in the community or through the YRC while you are waiting for service.
Our YRC Programs
There is no charge for our services. We are well connected in the community and make sure you will be, too.
Individualized service for youth and families experiencing conflict. Family Outreach helps with communication skills, providing conflict resolution and getting connected to community resources.
A 6-week intensive program for families with children aged 0-18 to reduce the family’s crisis or conflict and promote harmony in the home.
Supports youth who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or street entrenched by focusing on their safety, ensuring that their basic needs such as food, shelter and clothing are met.
Independent Living Support
Outreach services for youth living on their own supporting them in the transition to independence. The focus is on developing life skills and increasing confidence, health, communication skills and supporting education or work.
Stop Exploiting Youth (SEY)
Outreach support for youth who are sexually exploited or at risk of sexual exploitation. Learn more.
Youth Education Support (YES)
A comprehensive program to assist youth with academic achievement, to develop healthy family support systems and to gain a positive sense of self.
Youth are provided with a positive adult role model to increase youth resiliency and success.
A semi-independent youth housing program for youth aged 16-18. Through a life-skills curriculum approach, the goal is to transition youth to living independently. Learn more.
This program focuses on bridging youth services to clients that have aged out of government care. The goal is to provide continued support and advocacy when needed.
Basic Lifeskills Training (Langley)
Provides support to youth in Langley living with mental illness. Services are provided in an outreach format within individual or group settings. Learn more.
Helps graduates in need with free prom dresses, suits, and accessories. We are accepting donated gift certificates for services like hairdressing, alterations, nails, and photography. Learn more.
In It Together
Supports youth aged 11-24 at risk of gang involvement or currently gang involved through individualized outreach services, skill-building, and recreation. Learn more.
Youth Justice Services
Intensive Support and Supervision Program (ISSP)
Youth are supported in participating in pro-social activities and programs. A worker will also monitor compliance with court orders and facilitate rehabilitation and reintegration in the community. (Probation referrals only)
Community Work Service
Providing community work service opportunities for youth probationers and allowing them a sense of accountability and an opportunity to build positive relationships within the community. (Probation referrals only)
Parenting Groups – Parents of Teens
Groups for parents of teenagers offering support, tools and strategies for effective parenting.
Groups help address issues that cause challenges for youth. Topics include self-care, emotional regulation, conflict resolution, critical thinking, anger management, healthy relationships and life skills.
“I learned lots of new things and met some really wonderful people.”
YRC Referral Form
Please fax completed forms to 604.850.0731
Did You Know?
Archway has been providing services for youth since 1969.
“I would like to sincerely thank the Youth Resource Centre for all the love and support they have shown me through one of the most challenging times in my life. I am happier now than I have ever been and I know that I owe a good chunk of my happiness to the YRC.”
“I felt hopeless and a complete failure as a parent and a human. We were given support immediately and even though all I did was constantly cry, people met us where we were at. Now we have a home, lots of services and people we can count on for support – or just to talk. Thank you!”
“I’m calmer, listening to my child and hearing what he has to say.”
“I’d still be homeless and screwed up on drugs if it wasn’t for you guys. You actually cared about me and showed me a different way. Now I have hope that I can actually make it on my own.”
“If it hadn’t been for the YRC, I know I would have fallen through the cracks. Because of their help I was able to keep going. They took me to doctor’s appointments and gave me tons of advice on looking after myself, how to deal with relationships, and they really worked with me on my goals.”
“I’m choosing what to argue about and what not and am better able to deal with hard situations.”
“My experience with YRC has been nothing less than life changing for me. When referred to YRC our family was deep in crisis, with escalating risky adolescent behaviours, a severe lack of effective communication and a profound sense of hopelessness and despair. At the end of the program I can honestly say that I have a much better, and hopefully continually evolving understanding of my teen and myself.”
9:00am – 5:00pm
Monday – Friday
Archway Community Services
2420 Montrose Avenue
Abbotsford, BC V2S 3S9
In Partnership With:
- Kids Helpline 310-1234
- Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868
- Crisisline 1-877-820-7444
- Telecare Crisis Line 852-9099
- Suicide Line 1-800-SUICIDE
- Ministry of Children and Families & Child and Youth Mental Health 604-870-5880
- Foundry Youth Health Clinic
Youthspace Texting Service
Did you know that if you text Youthspace when you are feeling depressed, anxious or suicidal, a crisis worker will text you back immediately and continue to text with you? Many people don’t like talking on the phone and feel more comfortable texting. This is a free service for anyone. Hard days happen. They get it!
Text Youthspace at 778-783-0177 across Canada.
*available 6pm to midnight daily.*
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