The Cridge Young Parent Outreach Program is a dynamic service for young parents, parents-to-be, and their children.
The Cridge Young Parent Outreach Program offers support, mentoring and advocacy to young parents as they endeavor to have healthy babies, develop their parenting skills, and pursue their educational and employment goals.
The staff of The Cridge Young Parent Outreach Program understand that young parenthood can be challenging, and are happy to meet parents either at the outreach office or at a location of your choosing.
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For more information about this program, call Nicole at (250) 995 6421 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn about volunteer opportunities please contact Marlene Goley, Manager of The Cridge Transition House for Women and Outreach Services at 250-995-6420 or email email@example.com
“I have been able to do things on my own which was never possible for me. It has helped me be a better parent to my children, and I had learned how to cope with my everyday life which was not the case before I started working with my [ The Cridge Young Parent] support worker.”
“I am now a lot more stable and happy with some very good friends. I’m starting work soon! I wouldn’t be in this place in life without [The Cridge Young Parent Program]”
“The Cridge Young Parent Outreach Program helped me with my education goals by providing daycare service for my son and allowing me to do my academic upgrading.”
“The Cridge Young Parent program helped me get stability with proper food, clothes and helped me maintain emotional stability (I stress the emotional stability, even though it doesn’t sound like much . . . it made a big difference)!”
“I got over the social stigma about being a low-income single parent, [The Cridge Young Parent Outreach program] also helped me gain enough self-esteem to join the workforce.”
Funds for this program are provided by the Ministry of Children and Family Development.
The Cridge Young Parent Outreach Program also gratefully acknowledges the support of the United Way of Greater Victoria, The Victoria Foundation, The Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children – Youth Advisory Council, Coast Capital Savings and private donors.