“Everything I have is in this back pack; I can’t go home, my mom doesn’t want me, in fact, she won’t speak up anymore, and couch surfing has worn out.
Where do I go? Is that park safe to sleep at? What about that boarded-up house; can I find refuge there? Maybe under the bridge?
I am SO alone!”
Youth across the Fraser Valley face this dilemma each and every night. Nationally, 1 in 5 homeless persons is a youth; locally, those numbers have been higher. Many are fleeing abuse, poverty, exploitation and drugs. Youth on the streets are 40 times more likely to die, however, if we can reach them within the first two years, their chances for survival and success are greatly improved.
Cyrus Centre is equipped to intervene immediately, to provide youth with a way out and a way off the streets. Our `Roofs 4 Youth’ program provides emergency shelter, and our `Streets 2 Home’ programming provides meals, clothing, advocacy, school, counselling, referrals, life-skills training and so much more!
Abbotsford Cyrus Centre
2616 Ware Street
Abbotsford, BC V2S 3E5
Phone: 604 859-5773
Abbotsford is the Administrative Office for Cyrus Centre.
Chilliwack Cyrus Centre
45845 Wellington Avenue
Chilliwack, B.C. V2P 2E1