Over the years in supporting the young parents of Greater Victoria, our Young Parent Outreach Program has identified several key areas that are essential to success and stability.
Through the unique and caring approach of our outreach worker, clients are given guidance, encouraged to set goals and counselled on healthy and safe choices in order to achieve a fulfilling life. If you are in need or know of a young parent needing any of these services, please contact us today.
Educational opportunities are within our community but can be confusing to navigate. Our outreach worker can help with finding programs of interest, helping with enrolment and finding childcare and more.
We work with our clients as advocates and support them within the context of the ministry mandates. Our goal is to support families in becoming healthy, autonomous and thriving within our community.
Safe, stable and affordable housing is the key to the support of young families as they move forward. We can help find, secure and maintain housing for young mothers and their children in our community.
There are many support services available within Greater Victoria. We work with our clients to meet them where they are and connect them with the services that are right for them and their needs.
Nicole Andrews, BA CYC
Nicole has been a dedicated employee of the Cridge for over 25+ years. Nicole pioneered the Young Parent Outreach program in 2010 with a Child and Youth Care degree from the University of Victoria. Since then, her unique and caring approach to working with young parents of Greater Victoria has made The Cridge YPOP program thrive.
The engagement-based philosophy, coupled with the program’s portable and practical approach, helps to support young parents where they are as they strive to raise healthy babies, reach educational goals, obtain employment and live fulfilling lives.
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, and private donors.