(in association with Youth Unlimited)
Ryan Elkanah has been working with Youth Unlimited and their ministry with teens living on the streets of Calgary.
StreetLight’s vision was born in October 1992 with a goal to reach street orientated and sexually exploited youth (ages 12-24). Most of our youth are “throw-a-ways” and are deeply hurt. They are struggling to survive. Sadly, 98% of the youth who access our program come from abusive homes.
StreetLight’s purpose is to assist these youth in making the best decisions for their lives by building strong friendships with them and helping them in any way we can to better their lives. StreetLight works together with other street orientated agencies and the community to better assist our youth in a positive lifestyle change.
StreetLight is making an impact on the lives of hundreds of street and sexually exploited youth! One thing is for certain—there is a need for us to be out there in our city reaching these forgotten or often looked down upon youth...the ones who many would consider unlovable.
Contact Ryan or Timothy for more information and to volunteer.
Ryan Elkanah, StreetLight
1 888 753 8575 ext. 114
Divorce Care is a faith-based 13 week program offered in local churches. Participants watch a 30-40 minute dvd, and then spend time in discussion. There's also a component for kids, DC4K.
The program is currently offered in several churches in the area, including Centre Street Church.
Teen Challenge is a 12-month, inpatient faith-based treatment program for men. They have the capacity for 12 students at a time, and they can hold 6 men in their post-graduate program.
Calgary Dream Centre
The Calgary Dream Center offers an inpatient program for men and resources for housing.
Alcoholic Anonymous offers support groups for men and women throughout the city.