Cyrus Centre Abbotsford
Cyrus Centre is an inner city mission, providing a safe and welcoming place for youth to get food, shelter, do laundry, have a shower, receive referrals, advocacy and exit the streets. They also offer 4 beds for emergency shelter, outreach services and a satellite foodbank.
Ages: 12 – 18 Hours: Services available 24 hrs a day
Fraser Valley Community Action Team (FVCAT)
The FVCAT is a community group made up of youth service providers. Mandate: to identify social issues related to sexual exploitation and develop community responses to identified issues.
Contact: Shelia Lum
Safe Online Outreach Society
Educates the public about exploitation on the internet by doing research, creating materials and delivering presentations and workshops that will train youth, professionals and parents on how to recognize and respond to online sexual exploitation and assist children and youth affected by this issue.
SEY (Stop Exploiting Youth) Program (Youth Resource Centre)
Outreach support for youth who are living in Abbotsford and are sexually exploited or at high risk of sexual exploitation.
Ages: 12 – 18
Hours: Monday to Friday, flexible
Youth Mentorship Program (Youth Resource Centre)
A program to increase youth resiliency and success through the provision of positive role models. Mentors arrange with youth the best time for them to meet (ie- days, evenings, weekends) and decide what activities they want to do together. Some activity ideas are walks, coffee shop, mini-golf, crafts, shopping, community events, video games, music, etc. During these actvities mentors can provide life advice and guidance, non-judgemental listening, teach new skills, and become a positive role model.
Ages: 12 – 18
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm