Inner Hope Youth Ministries

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Contributed by: Inner Hope Youth Ministries


Inner Hope was created to provide a place of belonging and growth for youth and their families. Our founders, Carla Dickinson and Jenny Shantz, had been engaged in helping youth in East Vancouver for over 10 years before launching Inner Hope in 2007. We support our community’s vision to shatter intergenerational cycles of trauma which can lead to addiction, abuse and poverty. 

Our programs are built on mutually transforming long-term relationships, treating those we journey alongside with dignity and respect, valuing cultural heritage and playing our part in equipping our community for greater stability. Our community is diverse and includes many single parent families. Around 85% of our community members are Indigenous.