Cleveland YoungLives, is committed to reaching teenage girls who are pregnant or have already entered the role of motherhood, by entering their world and modeling the unconditional love of Christ.
A young mother’s need for unconditional love, compassion and parental guidance places us in a unique position to bring the hope of Jesus Christ to this extremely vulnerable group of individuals.
There are more than 1 million teenage girls who become pregnant every year, and more than 500,000 of them become mothers. This makes YoungLives mission one that is ripe for harvest. We believe that we have an incredible opportunity to have a generational impact not only on the lives of teen girls facing the challenges of parenthood but on their children as well. Younglives is a life-on-life ministry that allows us to come alongside teen mom and their babies to offer acceptance, counsel, friendship, hope and love.
YoungLives, believes that relationships are the most powerful force in life. To form friendships, we invest a lot of time each month by finding common interests. By going to their schools, meeting them on the streets, visiting their homes, we begin to build a solid relationship with teen moms and babies. These consistent encounters that demonstrate Christ like love and adoration are the backbone of our ministry. By earning their trust and respect, we begin to tell them about the greatest love –the love that Jesus Christ has for them. Learning of this love begins the restoration of hope and the fulfillment of the future that God’s promises each of us as His children.