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A safe hangout for teens

Local youth hang out, The Hideout, is a place where teenagers in the Virden area can experience, as per the vision statement, support through “a community of hope, where no young person goes hungry; spiritually, emotionally, physically or relationally”. As a satellite of the Brandon chapter, Westman Youth For Christ, The Hideout has been a positive place for students to hang out with their peers and enjoy games, food, music and more. Youth For Christ began in the Westman region in 1958 as a Christian organization dedicated to serving young people.


Youth For Christ started Virden programming in 1999 and the official start of The Hideout was in 2000. Marlin Peters, one of the key players getting YFC up and running in Virden stated, “Since it began, it has provided a positive community for groups of kids who didn’t previously feel that sense of belonging or safety anywhere else.”

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