For a really long time, Andy's life was buried in shame, anxiety and depression. He was in a downward spiral, going nowhere. He finally decided that he needed something in his life to change. That change was Youth-Reach. Hear Andy's testimony in his own words...
Our staff's transcontinental bike ride was a test run for part of our transitional living initiative. Now that Cole and Tony have conquered the 4,228-mile TransAmerica Bicycle Trail, they envision some next steps in order to take the first resident on the first trip of "Restoration Cycles"...
Before coming to YRGC, Rian was drowning in addiction, and he had an untrue idea of who and what God was. What the YRGC family instilled in Rian was a love for him because of who he is. Hear Rian's inspiring testimony in his own words…
Kayla met Zach on Easter Sunday in April 2015. At the time, he was a resident at Youth-Reach Gulf Coast (YRGC) and on a break spending time with his family. Kayla didn't know much about him and certainly didn't know that he would be her future husband. She later learned that he had been court-ordered [...]
Blaine was trapped in a cycle of drugs, juvenile detention, and getting help. Even after graduating YRGC's program, his life wasn't one of wholeness and relationship with the Father. But now, God's built a community of other believers around him that he didn't think was possible.
While the Covid pandemic has presented challenges for our Youth-Reach Gulf Coast (YRGC) family, it’s also provided a unique opportunity for staff and residents to spend more time fellowshipping together. As we gather together day after day, hearts are being stirred, dreams are being re-kindled and visions are being born. About a month into the [...]
Through Andy's experiences with others, he had grown to associate “love” and “trust” with pain. He didn’t know I needed to unlearn those buzzwords and relearn what they really mean. But God gave Andy a close glimpse of His heart, and he's been in love ever since.
Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate our the groundbreaking of our new transitional home on October 12th! The new facility will provide our graduates with opportunities to receive additional ministry support, mentoring, job skills training, and other valuable resources to help them successfully transition back into mainstream society. Event speakers included Curt [...]
At the young age of just 12-years-old, Micah began using drugs and by the time he started high school, he was known as “that guy who could get his hands on anything.” Although he graduated at the top of his class, he passed up numerous scholarship opportunities because of the money he was making selling drugs. [...]
A Mobile native, Nick became a part of the YRGC family at a point in his young life when he had lost all hope for a better future. His mother and father had both passed away during his teen years, he was jumping back and forth between jobs, had no stable place to live, and was [...]