A bizarre, colorful and creative remake of the traditional circus, Cirque du Soleil first began in a small town near Quebec City in Canada. In the early eighties, a band of charismatic characters roamed the streets, striding on stilts, juggling, dancing, breathing fire, and playing music.
Beyond all else, the health and safety of our residents is our top priority. Since 1984, we have cared for over 3,000 boys in an environment that stresses order, cleanliness, structure and compassion.
In over three and a half decades of ministry, some very real and very predictable patterns have become evident. One consistent pattern is the precipitous drop in giving that we experience every year in January and February.
The ongoing challenge for Youth-Reach Houston, that has not changed in over 36 years, is to fund the monthly ongoing expenses that come with providing a full-service, 24-hour a day residential program for troubled boys. To operate in a healthy manner, with neither need nor excess, requires approximately $42,000 per month.
Recently, the Channelview Ministry Team (CMT) held their monthly meeting at Youth-Reach Houston. Almost ten years ago, this group of area pastors, business leaders, community leaders and members of law enforcement came together to address [...]