...a place where people can find hope and direction when they are the most vulnerable and in need

...because love is the bottom line

Welcome to the Cridge Centre

The Cridge Centre for the Family is a place where people can find hope and direction when they are the most vulnerable and in need . . . a community of caring individuals who believe there’s more to social services than providing programs . . . because love is the bottom line.

You’ll find us in a number of locations in Greater Victoria, and our services include child care for children from all walks of life, supportive housing for families in economic or relationship crisis, services for women and children who have been impacted by relationship violence, respite care services for children with disabilities along with respitality support for their parents, support and outreach for young parents, a residence and other services for survivors of Brain Injury, as well as our Seniors’ Assisted Living Housing.

This remarkable organization has a rich history, a dynamic present and an exciting future. Please take time to explore the numerous ways in which children, families and adults discover new paths to growth and independence through The Cridge Centre for the Family. If you would like to offer your help, we have some great ideas for you!


Consistent with the principles taught by Jesus Christ and seeking to manifest His love, we commit to rendering aid and service to children, adults and families by:

  1. Providing childcare to children in the community through supervised, structured programs to help their personal development, and to advance education by operating programs and activities;
  2. Assisting women and children who have experienced family violence and abuse move from crisis and instability to self-sufficiency, personal safety and stability by providing them with support programs such as transitional housing, counselling, support groups, and access to other community services;
  3. Relieving poverty by providing low and moderate income families and those who are poor or needy with affordable housing and with programs to support them with life necessities;
  4. Promoting health and wellbeing by providing respite services and resources to families of children with disabilities;
  5. Promoting health and wellbeing by providing survivors of brain injury with housing and other support services to enable them to achieve their highest possible level of independent living, including assistance in daily tasks, health management, skills training, employment opportunities, and community involvement;
  6. Relieving conditions attributable to being aged by providing specially adapted residential accommodation, incidental facilities, and support to seniors;
  7. Providing youth in need who are young parents or at risk of homelessness with supports, mentoring and resources including counselling and advocacy to ensure their basic needs are met and to enable them to pursue education, employment and safe affordable housing;
  8. Undertaking activities ancillary and incidental to the attainment of the above charitable purposes.

Operated under the distinguished patronage of Her Honour, The Honourable Judith Guichon, OBC, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia. Read more here.

In 2016 we were honoured to host the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at The Cridge Centre. For photos from this event, click here. To view the video from this event, click here and for a longer version, click here.

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