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Youth Resource Centre

A 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)

During COVID-19, YRC staff are connecting with clients remotely to maintain social distancing.
Please contact us for support and with questions.

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.

Services include:

  • Individual and family support
  • Parenting and life skills classes
  • Crisis intervention
  • Outreach support
  • Youth justice support
  • Supported independent living

Our Programs

There is no charge for our services. We are well connected in the community and make sure you will be, too.

Who We Help

  • Youth between 12 and 18 years old and their families who live in Abbotsford

To Access Youth Resource Centre

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.

“I learned lots of new things and met some really wonderful people.” 

Youth group participant

“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.”

Parent

Did You Know?

Archway has been providing services for youth since 1969.

Office Hours

9:00am – 5:00pm
Monday – Friday

Address

Archway Community Services – Old Courthouse
2420 Montrose Avenue
Abbotsford, BC V2S 3S9

In Partnership With:

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

Other Resources

  • 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

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.*

Stories & News from Youth Services

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New Beginnings: Expanded Supports for Young Parents

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Mental Health Supports and Resources

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