Broadway Youth Resource Centre
Open since 1999, Broadway Youth Resource Centre (BYRC) is an integrated one-stop centre that provides a wide range of social, health, education, employment and life skills services to homeless and at-risk youth between the ages of 12 and 24.
The new Broadway Youth Resource Centre "Kwayatsut"
building is also be the new home of the Broadway Youth Resource
Centre where tenants can access community-based mental and physical
health care; addictions services; household management and meal
preparation; money management and community living skills.
(K-why-ah-sote) is from the Coast Salish language. The word holds the
meaning of seeking one's power or spirit quest. The building was named
by Chief Ian Campbell from the Squamish Nation. Kwayatsut has 30 youth
beds with specific units for youth who are most vulnerable to
homelessness: aboriginal youth, LGBTQ youth, and youth leaving foster
Aboriginal Youth Victim Support -provides information, emotional support and cultural connection. Primary goal of the program is to offer support to youth who have been victims of crime and trauma in all aspects of the justice system.
Housing -Assisting youth with the task of seeking, finding and securing safe and affordable accommodation.
Kwayasut (2455 Fraser) opened its new site early December 2014 to youth housing and support services for at-risk and homeless youth. As part of a partnership with Vancouver Native Housing Society, Pacific Community Resources Society, the Province of BC, the City of Vancouver and Streetohome the building on the corner of Fraser and Broadway acts as an all-nations hub serving at-risk and homeless youth between the ages of 12-24.
Resource Room -Provides a walk-in, youth friendly environment to allow youth (ages 12-24) to access a range of referral and information services. This is also an opportunity to check out the other services available at the centre and self identify services that would be helpful.
Transition -The program works with youth referred by MCFD, providing individual outreach support and counselling, group work/peer support, relationship counselling, and increasing community connectedness to help in developing a network of supports in the community.
Vietnamese Youth Development Program -Supporting Vietnamese youth and their families and bridging youth to community resources. The goals of this program include recognizing and celebrating positive Vietnamese youth activities and providing assistance for Vietnamese youth in gaining access to social, recreational, counselling support and employment resources in the city.
Youth Advisory Group -All youth that use the centre are encouraged to participate in our on-going volunteer program. Monthly advisory meetings held at the centre are designed to give youth opportunities to share their ideas, strengths and visions. Guest speakers, community members and presenters are among those who attend Youth Advisory meetings.
Volunteer Program (Adult) -We offer a variety of volunteer positions, a training package, professional development opportunities, and on-going support for our volunteers. Our coordinator is fluent in Spanish and welcomes Spanish speaking volunteers and new immigrants who want to make a difference in our community.
Volunteer Program (Youth)-This award winning program provides opportunities that assist youth aged 13-24 in becoming connected to their community and culture. Through volunteer service youth develop positive self esteems, build positive peer supports, and sense of belonging. Youth are provided with non-cash honorariums to support food, clothing, education, or recreation.
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Hours of Operation
Mon: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Tue: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Wed: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Thu: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Fri: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
PARTNER PROGRAMS AT BYRC
|Adult Basic Education (ABE) - Provides youth between the ages of 15 to 19 with individualized self-paced instruction in intermediate level ABE, upgrading and G.E.D|
LOVE - Leave Out Violence (LOVE) BC is a grassroots, not-for-profit movement of youth leaders who are changing cultural consciousness and forming a new generation dedicated to non-violence though media arts and self-expression.
Youth Counselling Clinic - Free community based counselling through City University for youth and adults. Youth counselling (ages 15-24).
Youth Health Clinic - A physician and a community health nurse are available to discuss any questions about your health or refer you to someone who can. The clinic services youth up to 24 years of age. Drop-in on Thursday from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm.
Youth Addiction Counsellor - Urban Native Youth Association has a youth addiction worker that works out of the Broadway Youth Resource Centre.
Broadway Youth Resource Centre is funded by:
Funded in part by the Government of Canada's Homelessness Partnering Strategy
HPS Funds for the Metro Vancouver community are managed by Metro Vancouver in partnership with the Vancity Community Foundation and the Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness
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