Youth for Christ South Africa


Youth for Christ South Africa Options Ministry


Options is a ministry reaching out to young ladies in crisis. Pregnancy, HIV testing, counselling and support are offered. Related services include mother-baby emergency, food pantries and income-generating projects, a Teen Parent Club, ante-natal classes, pre and where necessary, post-abortion counselling.


Equipping aspects of Options enable young mothers, who are sometimes left to fend for their children and themselves, with income raising skills. They are trained in crafts and how to manage small businesses. Young mother clubs facilitate Bible study and support groups are also common features of Options.


This ministry came to be due to significant rise in teenage pregnancies and abortions. Cape Town, Kynsna and George centres run Options ministries. This ministry is staffed by competent and compassionate youth workers.