Welcome to the Cridge Centre
Who do you turn to when you need help? For many people, their vulnerability comes from not having a circle of caring people around them to help out in times of need. Poverty and financial crisis can strike when we least expect it. Many of our families have to make difficult choices every month when there isn’t enough money to pay the bills. Many of our children are impacted by poverty because families are struggling to get by. We see their challenges, and we walk with them on their journey. Giving them support and a helping hand can make a world of difference.
The Cridge Centre for the Family has been providing hope and support for vulnerable people since 1873. We have a legacy of love and care that has stretched over generations, across cultural barriers and into the darkest places. You’ll find us in a number of locations in Greater Victoria and our services span every age, ability and walk of life.
Over the past 146 years, we have been carefully nurturing our community. We believe that by supporting those who are vulnerable and in need, we are growing a stronger community, one precious life at a time. We invite you to join us!
Our Vision: Abundant Life
Our Mission: Providing excellence in support, housing, education and community, we work together to restore hope and a future to those overcoming the challenges before them.
Our Values: Act justly. Love mercy. Walk humbly.
Watch our new video about our Vision, Mission and Values here.
Operated under the distinguished patronage of Her Honour, The Honourable Janet Austin, OBC, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia. Read more here.