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Founded in 1873
Bishop Edward and Mrs. Mary Cridge
Mr. John Taylor,founding donor
HISTORY• Higgins House at VictoriaHigh School - 1995 to 2010• Funding shift requiredinnovative response• The Cridge Young ...
PROGRAM DESIGN• Portable, practical, client-directed service• Currently supporting 31 young momswith 40 children and 9 mor...
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF YPOP OUTREACH WORKER8:30 am – drive client & baby toMCFD appointment9:00 am – return to office at The...
COMMUNITY PARTNERS• United Way of Greater Victoria• Kiwanis House• Island Sexual Health Centre• Boys and Girls Club• Musta...
SOME STATS FROM 2010 - 2011• Went for coffee over 230 times• Made over 100 home visits• Accompanied clients on 30+ doctor ...
WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR FUNDING SUPPORT FROM:• The Government of British Columbia• The United Way of Greater Victoria• The Har...
... because love is the bottom line
The Cridge Young Parent Outreach Program
The Cridge Young Parent Outreach Program
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The Cridge Young Parent Outreach Program

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The Cridge Young Parent Outreach Program supports young parents as they strive to have and raise healthy babies, reach their education and employment goals, and live fulfilling lives.

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The Cridge Young Parent Outreach Program

  1. 1. Founded in 1873
  2. 2. Bishop Edward and Mrs. Mary Cridge
  3. 3. Mr. John Taylor,founding donor
  4. 4. HISTORY• Higgins House at VictoriaHigh School - 1995 to 2010• Funding shift requiredinnovative response• The Cridge Young ParentOutreach Program openedin July 2010
  5. 5. PROGRAM DESIGN• Portable, practical, client-directed service• Currently supporting 31 young momswith 40 children and 9 more babiesexpected in 2012• Service beyond 9 am – 5 pm as outreachworker is available via text & email• Strong online presence on Facebook andblog ensures ease of contact
  6. 6. A DAY IN THE LIFE OF YPOP OUTREACH WORKER8:30 am – drive client & baby toMCFD appointment9:00 am – return to office at TheCridge Centre for staff meeting9:45 am – return to MCFD to pick upmom & baby11:30 am – receive text from clientwho is at ER with baby – meet her there12:30 pm – drive out to Vic Generalto drive mom & new baby home2:00 pm – meet with social worker &new client at MCFD for intake interview4:00 pm – drive own daughters home, make dinner, listen to their day6:30 pm – pick up moms for Life Ring addiction recovery at Kiwanis House; attendLife Ring; drive moms back home
  7. 7. COMMUNITY PARTNERS• United Way of Greater Victoria• Kiwanis House• Island Sexual Health Centre• Boys and Girls Club• Mustard Seed• Cordova Bay Elementary –Seeds of Empathy
  8. 8. SOME STATS FROM 2010 - 2011• Went for coffee over 230 times• Made over 100 home visits• Accompanied clients on 30+ doctor visits• Visited the food bank more than 60 times• Issued more than 500 information cards• Spoke about the program to doctors,lawyers, social workers, midwives and othersupport professionals• Saw 5 clients graduate, including attendingthe Aboriginal Graduation ceremony at SJWillis
  9. 9. WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR FUNDING SUPPORT FROM:• The Government of British Columbia• The United Way of Greater Victoria• The Harbourside Rotary Foundation & HarboursideRotary Club of Victoria• The Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children,Youth Advisory Council• BONE Creative, Peninsula Runners, SaanichOrganics, Broadmead Chiropractic, The Joint Pizza• Generous private donors
  10. 10. ... because love is the bottom line

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