Entries by Joanne Specht

A Christmas blessing from a former client

One of our former Cridge Transition House for Women clients attended the Healthy Relationships luncheon last week, and shared a bit of prose that she wrote in gratitude. I took a few stanzas out to share with you.  A lovely Christmas blessing to us! “The real miracle of Christmas visited me during my adjusting year […]

Gingerbread Extravaganza!

The Iredale Group Architecture have made some incredible gingerbread houses for the kids at the Cridge Transition House for Women. What a great way to share some love on this Giving Tuesday! http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/12/01/bc-architects-gingerbread-houses-kids-photos_n_6250626.html

What is Respitality?

Respitality is one of those wonderful ideas that grew into a vibrant program based on a need that was evident in our community. It is a combination of respite care and hospitality, wrapped up with love, and provided to the families of children with special needs. We have over 450 families registered through the program […]

Orange Day is TOMORROW!

What is Orange Day, you might ask?  A good question since most people — myself included up until a few weeks ago — have no idea.  It is an international day of recognition and protest against the violence perpetrated against women.  Orange Day is a United Nations initiative that was started in 2008 as a […]