Youth for Christ Crisis Pregnancy Centre
The Youth for Christ Crisis Pregnancy Care Centre in Uganda started in 1992. Mrs. Vivian Kityo, who was the Director of Youth for Christ in Uganda at the time, started the Crisis Pregnancy Centre as she saw a great need for girls to have a place to live.
In the back of the cramped Youth for Christ offices was a small structure that allowed three girls at a time to have a place to sleep. Still, weekly she turned girls with no place to go away as there simply wasn’t enough room. She talked of one day being able to build “Mirembe House” – a centre that would house up to 20 girls at once.
The Youth for Christ Crisis Pregnancy Centre provides counselling and care for girls who are faced with crisis pregnancy and who have been rejected from home. There is a scholarship program which helps the young mothers, and their children, go back to school and also Operation Hannah encourages families to pray for their children and the nation.
Youth for Christ has been in existence in Uganda for 19 years, reaching youth with the love and the gospel of Jesus Christ. Over the years, programs have targeted the needs of young people i.e. gospel programs, sex education HIV/AIDS, crisis pregnancy. However, towards the end of 2007 there was a change in ministry strategy in order to be more effective in reaching youth.