Kate knew she was in trouble when Mike threatened her with his fist. He felt frustrated and on edge; the children had been crying. Making things worse, Mike’s violent behaviour had been escalating since Kate’s last pregnancy. The loss of income and fewer community supports as a result of the pandemic were hard on their […]
About Marina Bazalitskaya
This author has yet to write their bio.
Meanwhile lets just say that we are proud Marina Bazalitskaya contributed a whooping 63 entries.
Meghan Kelly is a survivor of brain injury. She graduated from The Cridge Brain Injury Services – Transitional Housing with Supports Program (Mary Cridge Manor) back in Oct 2019. During her time at Mary Cridge Manor, Meghan participated in Love Your Brain (LYB) Yoga class offered in our community – together with a few fellow […]
Today when I look out the window, I see heavy rain and grey clouds. It is rather dismal. But in a lovely juxtaposition, I have a beautiful bouquet of bright flowers in front of the window that provides a bright spot of colour and light. It’s been that kind of year, hasn’t it? There has […]
The Cridge Centre for the Family’s Brain Injury Services is proud to share a new initiative for brain injury survivors. Burning Love Designs is delighted to have the opportunity to offer brain injury survivors a solution to finding more creative, cognitive and beneficial projects to engage while also being employed part-time. All employees have fairly […]
A mom recently contacted us in need of support and who had struggled to reach out in the past. She has been the only parent to her son with autism since he was born while also trying to help a sibling with a mental health diagnosis. She’s done it all, with no other support. This […]
As you are undoubtedly aware, COVID-19 presented us all with tremendous obstacles back in March and through the spring. I’d like to tell you a bit about how we weathered the storm and hopefully rose to the challenge. In mid-March, we were collectively reeling with the fact that the pandemic had reached us and was […]
The Cridge Centre for the Family’s involvement in the field of brain injury started in 1988 with Macdonald House, a 10-bed residence for the brain injury survivors. During these 32 years, over 50 survivors have called Macdonald House home. We believe we have been and are successful in the support that we provide. Unfortunately, there […]
Ten years ago, our Cridge supported daycare at Vic High (Higgins House) was faced with insurmountable challenges – no space and no funding. Vic High needed the daycare space for its expansion. The Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) decided to stop funding support daycares. Higgins House had to close. But The Cridge was […]
This spring, many of us felt disconnected from people we love and care for while trying to cope with the pandemic. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of all the essential workers, we are now able to return to our workplaces and reconnect with families and friends carefully and cautiously. COVID-19 left us with […]
The Latest From Our Blog
The Cridge Centre for the Family
1307 Hillside Avenue,
Victoria, B.C. Canada V8T 0A2