Entries by Joanne Specht

New Beginning for a Survivor of Relationship Abuse

  It’s that final slap in the face. That final feeling of humiliation, that final ending that kick starts a whole new beginning. The one you knew would happen but in a way you least expected. You feel like you can’t breathe. You’re so raw. You feel like everything you thought you had is gone. […]

Unsung Heroes

Let’s face it – cleaning is not a glamorous job. No one LOVES to vacuum or clean the toilet. We do it because it needs to be done. And those who make it their job to keep homes, offices or public spaces clean, rarely get thanked or appreciated for making our lives safer and more […]

This is what INCLUSIVE looks like

In our child care program we have many special children — in fact, they are all unique in our eyes. But our children with diverse abilities are extra special because our staff take extra special care to ensure that they are included and active to the best of their abilities. One of our sweet boys […]

Safe Home = A Precious Gift

“A safe home is a gift that should never be taken for granted” This is a truth that so many of the tenants of The Cridge Supportive Transitional Housing know from their own personal experience. Tenants of our housing at Hayward Heights and Mary Cridge Manor have all had experiences of leaving homes that are […]

Man Up: An Article by Deandra Levy

Here are a few excerpts from an excellent article written by Deandra Levy (Detroit Lions) about his observations about sexual assault. Powerful words from a powerful man. The dehumanization and objectification of women are not issues that are specific to male athletes. They are societal problems. But they tend to be more associated with athletes in […]

Spring Break and Butterflies!

by Mandy Wilson What is Spring Break Camp at The Cridge? It’s two weeks of fun, faith and friendship. It’s going on adventures and trying new things. It’s playing games, making crafts, baking cookies and so much more. It’s waking up each morning filled with excitement as you anticipate the day ahead and going to […]

The Real Superman: A Local Hero

by Greg Goldberg: Brain Injury Services Activity Facilitator Images and song lyrics from my favorite childhood movie are sunk so deeply into my long term memory that I can still sing a memorable song verbatim when I am brave enough and the streets are empty. When Dandy Dan and his team of gangsters invaded Fat Sam’s Tavern and a magical […]

Youth Connection

by Candace Stretch The Cridge Dovetail Program provides support to the women and children living in our Supportive Transitional Housing. All of these families have recently experienced violence, either at the hands of an abusive person living in their home or through political violence in their home country. We are fortunate to have a wonderful […]

CHEK News: Vital People

Last week we had the privilege of having Veronica Cooper from CHEK News visit us to film a piece for Vital People about Michael Cridge. Here is the link to view that clip: Vital People: Michael Cridge