This holiday season, hundreds of young parents and teenagers in the Lower Mainland will be without family and support.

What should be a season of hope is often a time of stress and increased hardship. With the right kind of help, these young people can realize their full potential and build better futures for their own kids.

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When Tiara started attending Youth Unlimited’s Young Families programs like Thrive, she didn’t know what to expect and was a little nervous. But in only a few short weeks, she began to build confidence in herself.

“I have a safe place to share my stories without fear of being judged. It usually takes years for me to get close to people. But now, I share things with the other mothers I didn’t think I could ever say out loud.”

Through Young Families’ holistic support, Tiara is learning to make better choices for both her sons and herself--not only parenting and life choices, but healthy eating and fun activities too.

“Thrive taught me how to take back control of my life. I’m living life in a completely different way - my budgeting and parenting - everything. My future is looking so much more positive for me and my kids.”

Thanks to the support of Young Families donors, Tiara is Thriving!


This Christmas, please give to Young Families to help be the support and love these young parents deserve - and so they can have brighter futures like Tiara.



Young Families is a program of Greater Vancouver Youth Unlimited, a registered charity that helps young people discover their potential.