New Westminster YOUth Hub
New Westminster YOUth Hub
Welcome to the New West Youth Hub, a vibrant and inclusive community space dedicated to empowering young individuals aged 12-25. The hub is designed to provide a supportive environment where youth can access a range of essential resources, opportunities, and services that promote personal growth, skill development, and overall well-being.
The New Westminster Youth Hub is funded through the Building Safer Communities Program, an initiative by Public Safety Canada. It operates in collaboration with the City of New Westminster and is dedicated to providing support for youth who are either street-entrenched or engaged in/vulnerable to gun and gang violence within the community. Our primary goal is to these young individuals towards making positive life choices and exploring alternative paths.
Who We Are:
The New West Youth Hub is a project of the Lower Mainland Purpose Society, an organization deeply rooted in the Burnaby and New Westminster communities since 1983. Our history of commitment to youth empowerment led to the creation of this hub as a dedicated space where youth can explore, learn, and thrive.
What We Offer:
Safe Space: A secure and welcoming environment for daily drop-in activities, study sessions, and engaging interactions with peers and mentors.
Resource Accessibility: We provide access to vital resources including computer facilities, study support, life skills training, employment guidance, cultural programming, music, art therapy, and counseling services.
Special Events: Throughout the year, we host various special events that celebrate the rich diversity of our youth, fostering a sense of belonging and unity.
Community Engagement: Our programs encourage personal development, community involvement, and cultural awareness, empowering youth to make a positive impact on society.
Resource Connections: We offer connections to resources for mental health, harm reduction, sexual/physical health, employment training, safe shelter, food access, and more.
At the New West Youth Hub, our mission is to provide low-barrier access to essential resources, nurturing a space where young individuals can discover their strengths, build skills, and create meaningful connections within a supportive community.
Our vision is to be a catalyst for positive change in the lives of young people, equipping them with the tools and support they need to overcome challenges, pursue their aspirations, and become confident, capable contributors to society.
Whether you’re a youth seeking resources, a caring community member, or a potential partner, we invite you to join us in this journey of empowerment. Come by the hub to explore our activities calendar, connect with peers, and sign up for upcoming outings.
You can find us at 502 Columbia Street, New Westminster, conveniently located across from the Columbia Skytrain Station. Entrance located at Church and Columbia Street intersection.
We are open Monday to Friday from 1-8 PM (excluding holidays). Please note that our schedule may be subject to change in the fall
For any inquiries or to access our specialized support for at-risk youth, please reach out to our team:
Dennis Hong, New West Youth Hub Coordinator
Eric Osmond, Program Director, Integrated Youth Services
Follow us on social media @newwestyouthhub to stay updated on our latest events and activities.
Mental health group where YOUth lead!
Each week will cover different topics including: anxiety, emotional resilience, social media, healthy relationships, and more! Sessions are facilitated in a person-centered and non-judgmental space for youth ages 14-24.
No registration required
Drinks and snacks provided
Time and Date: Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 pm
Barbers and Braids:
The Youth Hub will be celebrating Black History Month. We have collaborated with the local barbershop, Anim Hair & Beauty Studio and Barbershop, and the City of the New Westminster Youth Center to host Barbers and Braids. Youth can visit the hub and receive a free haircut/styling.
Food and activities provided
Time and Date: February 12, 2024 from 4-7pm