Resident Life

YRGC Breaks Ground on New Transitional Home

By |2020-10-20T14:25:10+00:00October 20th, 2020|Categories: Faith, Graduates, Ministry, Resident Life, Transitional Living|

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 [...]

YRGC Helps Rebuild Our Community After Hurricane Sally

By |2020-10-04T13:26:59+00:00October 2nd, 2020|Categories: Disaster Relief, News, Resident Life|

Youth Reach Gulf Coast (YRGC) has always been a community-supported organization and we are grateful to have the opportunity to help our Gulf Coast neighbors in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally. We are committed to making our disaster relief services available for as long as needed. If you need help, please contact YRGC Chief Financial [...]

Tia Morris >> Helping to Raise Strong Men of God

By |2020-10-02T04:53:01+00:00September 29th, 2020|Categories: Faith, Ministry, News, Resident Life, Testimonies|

At Youth-Reach Gulf Coast (YRGC), we are grateful to have the support of volunteers who pour their lives into helping us raise strong men of God. Tia Morris is a committed volunteer who holds a particularly special place in the hearts of the young men we serve. She and her husband, Ronnie, frequently host our residents [...]

Youth Reach Gulf Coast Provides Relief for Victims of Hurricane Laura

By |2020-09-03T15:06:02+00:00September 2nd, 2020|Categories: Disaster Relief, Ministry, Missions, Resident Life|

Hurricane Laura ripped through southwest Louisiana last week with winds of up to 150 mph. Within hours of hearing about the catastrophic destruction in Lake Charles, LA, Youth-Reach Gulf Coast (YRGC) started assembling a team to help with hurricane relief efforts. Our ministry partnered with White Dove Ministries, Freedom Church, Frontline Ministries, and Operation Lost [...]

Staff & Residents Build New Work Cabin

By |2020-10-02T04:53:03+00:00July 31st, 2020|Categories: Ministry, News, Resident Life|

Staff and residents at Youth-Reach Gulf Coast have been hard at work building a new resource on the 81-acre Summerdale campus: a work cabin with space for equipment and supply storage. The tasks associated with maintaining the property and stewarding the land well requires a significant amount of equipment, storage space and manpower. Not only did [...]

July 4th Pig Pickin’ & Open House

By |2020-10-02T04:53:06+00:00July 13th, 2020|Categories: Events, News, Resident Life|

Thank you to everyone who came out to our July 4th Pig Pickin' & Open House earlier this month! Around 300 attendees enjoyed a lawnmower race, mullet toss, bounce house, water slide, and a tour of our 81-acre campus. Many of them also had a chance to meet our residents and staff. Check out some of the [...]

YRGC Blessed with New 15-Passenger Van

By |2020-10-02T04:53:07+00:00July 13th, 2020|Categories: Ministry, News, Resident Life|

Eleven years ago, Impact 100, a local non-profit providing grants to deserving organizations, blessed us with a 12-passenger van. Since then, we have driven the van over 200,000 miles for countless disaster relief missions, community service projects, church events, and resident trips. However, as the number of young men we serve increased along with the van’s [...]

Meet Blaize >> Youth-Reach Gulf Coast Resident

By |2020-10-02T04:53:08+00:00July 10th, 2020|Categories: Ministry, Resident Life, Testimonies, Transitional Living|

Born in Ethiopia, Blaize was adopted at 11-years-old and welcomed into a loving home. At 18, he graduated high school and moved out of his parent’s house with what little money he had saved up from working two jobs. However, he quickly learned that living on your own isn’t as easy as it sounds. Within a [...]

Meet Micah >> Youth-Reach Gulf Coast Graduate

By |2020-06-19T16:22:23+00:00June 19th, 2020|Categories: Graduates, Resident Life, Testimonies|

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. [...]

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