By Gyneth Turner I got a thank you email this morning; always an awesome start to my Monday. It was from parents to say thanks for their Respitality night. Again, I was floored to hear just how much a night away meant to them. I mean it’s just one night, right? Here’s what they wrote: […]
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Derrick’s Story by Janelle Breese Biagioni Derrick is a survivor of brain injury. His story is real. It’s disturbing. It’s heartbreaking. It is also filled with promise because once Derrick received the supports and services he needed, he emerged into the honest, trustworthy, kind and hardworking man that he is today. When listening to Derrick […]
— by Marlene Goley There are no “typical” days in the life of Nicole, Cridge Young Parent Outreach Worker. As she updates me about the young moms in her program, I hear about the support she gives one young mom to manage her own ADD and parent a baby; another mom trying to understand attachment; […]
by Marlene Goley: Manager of Women’s and Family Services Eileen found The Cridge Young Parent Outreach Program 3 years ago. She was 19, had one baby, was pregnant with a second, and knew she needed to leave her abusive partner. She had not finished high school, had no job skills and was scared, depressed, and […]
by Candace Stretch: Assistant Manager of Women’s Services I had a call from Sophie, a woman desperate for help as she supported a friend who is at high risk of violence at the hands of her partner. Sophie was so worried about her friend that she called police, victim services, and several women-serving agencies. Essentially […]
by Sarah Smith: Manager of Seniors’ Services Mr Smith arrived here at the Seniors’ Assisted Living Centre after his Parkinson’s worsened and it was no longer safe for him to be on his own at home. He had had a few falls while trying to do some things for himself (showering, dressing, standing to cook […]
The Cridge Respite Service is committed to helping families who have children with special needs and mental health challenges find a qualified respite care worker. The parents of these children are truly an inspiration- the daily routine of caring for their kids is one that requires patience, energy, compassion and determination. Having a caregiver […]
The Cridge Centre for the Family’s Supportive Transitional Housing provides low-cost housing to women and children fleeing violence, and immigrant and refugee families, for a period of up to 3 years. Between our Hayward Heights and Mary Cridge Manor properties, we have 44 units of housing, ranging from bachelor suites to 4 bedroom units. The […]
Diversity and acceptance are one and the same to children. Society, in general, invests a great deal of time and money into educating people (adults) about community inclusion, which is about a person having social interactions and meaningful relationships with people who are not paid staff and that the relationship benefits both parties. This […]
February 2, 2015 is a day that Karen will never forget – it was a life changing day. While Karen was at work, the house where she rented a suite was consumed by a fire, taking with it her 3 beloved cats. At that point, Karen’s life changed. She lost everything and began a […]
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