The Cridge Young Parent Outreach ProgramProviding free community support and outreach for young parents and teen moms in Victoria, BC since 2010. Contact UsTEXT NOW
Help & Support
Are you feeling overwhelmed and looking for some help? We work with our clients as advocates & support them within the context of ministry mandates. Our goal is to support families in becoming healthy, autonomous and thrive within our community.
Are you looking to go back to school & get your diploma? 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, finding childcare and more.
Are you struggling to find housing for you and your kids? Safe, stable and affordable housing is the key to supporting young families as they move forward. We can help find, secure and maintain housing for young mothers and their children in our community.
About Young Parent Outreach & Support
Our Young Parent Outreach program is a dynamic resource providing services and support to young pregnant women, young moms and dads, and their children in the Greater Victoria area. These support services provided by The Cridge Centre for the Family are designed to give young pregnant women and young moms and dad’s the help and support network they need to have healthy babies and to be effective, successful parents. The purpose of this site and support service is to provide resources for young parents and families in the Greater Victoria area. The site contains informative articles, blog postings and video clips on topics ranging from teen pregnancy, and parenting newborns to general advice on how to baby-proof your house. We’ve also included a list of helpful online links to other important young parenting and pregnancy support resources.
The Cridge Young Parent Outreach Program offers support, mentoring and advocacy to young parents as they endeavour to have healthy babies, develop their parenting skills, and pursue their educational and employment goals.
Receive valuable information on resources for young parents as well as updates and reminders on upcoming events and opportunities.
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To Stop Violence, Start at Home
Men who are eventually arrested for violent acts often began with attacks against their girlfriends and wives. In many cases, the charges of domestic violence were not taken seriously or were dismissed.
My Brother Was The Last Person You’d Picture With A Needle In His Arm
Article by:Â ERIN MARIE DALY, GENERATION RX Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from the upcoming book "Generation Rx: A Story of Dope, Death, And America's Opiate Crisis" by Erin Marie Daly, a former legal journalist. Daly's 20-year-old brother...
Identifying Child Sexual Assault
The following video was produced by the Israeli Association of Rape Crisis Centres. The clip is a short animated movie for parent and kids. The intension of this venture is, on one hand, to guide parents on how to identify CSA, and, on the other hand, encourage...
To Protect Battered Women, You Have to Protect Their Pets
Earlier this year, a New York City woman–I’ll call her Mary–tried to leave her abusive husband. She contacted a shelter, but the shelter wouldn’t take pets. Nor would any other shelter in the city. Mary’s son said he couldn’t leave his three cats behind. And so, since Mary couldn’t leave without her son, she stayed outside the shelter system.
Crystal Meth // The Hardest Drug – Documentary 2013
A hard hitting documentary which follows a journalist as he explores the harsh underbelly of the California drug scene
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‘Aging Out’: Tough Road for Teens Too Old to Be ‘In Care’
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Ten “Make My Life Easier” Tricks
Nicole Andrews The Cridge Young Parent Outreach Program email@example.com As a busy Mom, these are some of my tips that I use every day to try and make my life a little easier. I have two kids and my partner has four, so every other week we become a family of...