Help Us Restore Lost Futures

Partner with us this Giving Tuesday, November 28, to offer Christ-centered support for young men ages 18-22 who need help becoming strong men of God. Our residents are introduced to Jesus, taught valuable life skills, and develop a strong work ethic. Please prayerfully consider supporting the life-changing work of this ministry.

  • No Cost to Residents or Their Families
  • Non-profit, Christ-Centered Ministry
  • Intensive Biblical Counseling & Support

About Our Ministry

Founded in 1984, Youth-Reach Gulf Coast (YRGC) is a non-profit Christ-centered home set on a beautiful 81-acre campus east of Summerdale, Alabama. This long-term, residential ministry is designed to remold the values and turn around the lives of at-risk young men, ages 18-22. Set in the structure of a balanced family and home life, YRGC concentrates on developing character, responsibility and a strong work ethic. Residents and their families are never charged for the services offered and there are no limits on how long a resident can stay in the program.

Jet’s Story: From Struggle to Salvation

“Before Youth-Reach I was looking for more meaning throughout my life… I was selling drugs and had connections with people who made me feel like I was part of the group. Eventually I got locked up, got out of jail, lost those connections, and became so depressed that I started stealing. I started robbing people and breaking into cars. Eventually I got arrested again [but this time] for home invasion, which was pretty serious. [Despite this,] I ended up at Youth-Reach. The way I got there was kind of just a journey because the Holy Spirit was leading me the whole way and I didn’t know.”

~ Jet Ellebrook, YRGC Graduate