Find Support in 

Faith Communities

Many parents find support in faith communities. It is good to explore your spiritual health and encourage your child to do the same!

Below you will find ways to encourage spiritual and religious development, as well as local and national resources related to faith communities.






Straight Street

333 Luck Ave SW, Roanoke, VA

They are a place where a teenager can hang out, meet friends and find someone to help them with their problems. Straight Street is more than a youth center, it is a safe place for youth to get help for themselves and their family. They offer several different ministries such as: a drop in center for middle school and high school youth on Saturday nights, Teen MOPS (Mothers of PreSchoolers), Prison Fellowship Mentoring (mentoring a child who has a parent that is incarcerated), and Chaplain Services for Corner Springs Juvenile Detention Center.

  • For more information about Straight Street or a tour of the facility, contact Keith Farmer at 540-342-4971 or

  • Find more info HERE!

Center for Parent/Youth Understanding 

They provide podcasts of discussion on parenting issues including religious-related topics and general parenting topics.

  • Listen to them for FREE HERE!

  • Find more info on their website HERE.

The Youth Culture Report

They provide news articles about our ever-changing youth culture. Their articles feature religious topics and non-religious topics.

  • Check out their website HERE!