Have you ever wondered why we are called The CRIDGE Centre for the Family? Or wondered how this organization was started? Maybe you want to know about the history of our gorgeous building and property? Over the next several months, we will be posting short excerpts from the book The Home: Orphans’ Home to Family Centre: 1873 – 1998. These stories will give you answers to your questions and whet your appetite for the rich history that surrounds this incredible organization that has been serving the people of Victoria for over 143 years. So join us as we travel back in time to Fort Victoria and the small community that became a staging ground for the gold rush. There are many characters who you will meet with names that you will recognize from streets and buildings in Victoria. The Cridge Centre for the Family and the characters that surround it are an integral part of the history of Victoria — and this will be a journey into the past that you will not want to miss! Watch for the first installment later this week!
With special thanks to Monica Hammond for compiling these stories.