A Refuge of Hope



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Our Mission

Youth-Reach is in the early stages of launching it’s Costa Rican residential campus. The mission of Youth-Reach Costa Rica is to provide their residents with a refuge filled with hope, love, and new possibilities.

We will do this by providing:

Family environment

At Youth-Reach Costa Rica, we will offer a healthy and safe family environment for our residents that will allow for the time needed to heal and grow.

Opportunity to hear the gospel

YRCR will give young men the opportunity to receive the good news of what God has done for us through Christ’s finished work on the cross, and to have a healing and transformational relationship with Jesus Christ.

Individualized Plans

Each resident will receive an individualized plan or guidance strategy that assesses each individual’s gifts, interests, and talents to help them determine the best course for their future.

A Quality Education

We offer a quality, bilingual education experience that prepares our residents for their future.

Life Skills Development

Focus and training will be given to residents to obtain critical, required life skills that will enable and equip them to achieve positive and measurable goals in life.

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“Nuevas Posibilidades”

Shane & Abby HolcombShane and Abby Holcomb are leading the exciting new launch of Youth-Reach Costa Rica! They met in 2005 when Shane was serving on staff at Youth-Reach Houston, and are no strangers to Youth-Reach.

While visiting Costa Rica in September of 2021, Shane and Abby listened to their Costa Rican “Tico” friend, David Massey share about the cry of a generation of boys and young men who are being lost to hopelessness and suicide. As a former Youth-Reach Counselor, Shane was familiar with this cry, and decided to call his old friend and mentor, Curt Williams. Out of a series of conversations the vision of Youth-Reach Costa Rica was birthed.

After returning home from their trip, the Holcombs decided to take a step of faith and answer the call put within their hearts to pursue opening a Youth-Reach in Costa Rica.

Shane values community, teamwork, and surrounds himself with a band of brothers wherever he serves. He recognizes the importance of relationships and stewarding them. Building teams and walking with people through difficult seasons of their lives are two areas in which he thrives.

Abby, a Marriage and Family Therapist, was raised in Cali, Colombia by missionary parents, and has spent the last decade counseling with Latin American families in Nashville, TN. Her professional experience coupled alongside her long standing relationships in Costa Rica are very instrumental in opening the door for Youth-Reach.

In May of 2022, the Holcombs said goodbye to their home and friends in Tennessee and moved to Costa Rica to become missionaries!

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See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God…
1 John 3:1

For more information, contact:
Shane Holcomb