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Centres and Programs

Evolve: Domestic Abuse Program (Klinic).  All Evolve services are available to men, women, people in same sex or opposite sex relationships, and transgender persons. Counselling is also available to children who have witnessed domestic abuse.  Evolve services offer both individual and group counselling.  All services are free and confidential.  Klinic offers Drop-In Counselling at 545 Broadway.  (204) 784-4208.

 

The Fort Garry Womens Resource Centre (FGWRC) provides women with information, referrals to appropriate services, supportive counseling, opportunities for personal growth, and sharing with other women in your community.    Main office: 1150-A Waverley Street. Phone: 477-1123.  Email.

FGWRC also has an Outreach Program which includes various drop-in times, individual and group counseling, clothing exchanges, and workshops.  A child care area for children of mothers attending sessions is included.  Located at 104-3100 Pembina Highway.  (buzz 1003).  Phone: (204) 261-3561.   FGWRC also runs a Children’s Counselling Program in the inner-city at 104-210 Ellen Street.  Phone: 946-0723.

 

Immigrant Women's Counselling Services (Nor West Health).  Support for Immigrant and Refugee Women.  Services Include:  A safe place for Immigrant / Refugee women to meet and to support one another in solving their problems; Confidential, non-judgmental support service to immigrant / refugee women who have been or are being battered; Culturally appropriate programming; Accessible, downtown location close to all bus routes;  Free programs, services and advocacy.  Located at 785 Keewatin St.  Phone: (204) 938-5900.

 

The Laurel Centre.  For women sexually abused as children.  The Parenting/Youth/Girls Program is located at and sponsored by The Laurel Centre Inc., in Winnipeg’s West Broadway neighbourhood. The Laurel Centre provides assistance to women who have experienced childhood or adolescent sexual victimization and want to resolve the long-term effects of the abuse (addictions, in particular).  Located at 62 Sherbrook Street.  Phone (204) 783-5460.  Email.

 

North End Women's Centre (NEWC). The programs and services of the North End Women's Centre respond to the needs identified by the women who come to the Centre, and are offered in a friendly atmosphere with understanding and respect. Other programs are offered at the Centre as the community sees the need for them.  Located at 394 Selkirk Avenue. Phone: (204) 589-7347.  Email.

 

The North Point Douglas Women’s Centre exists to create opportunities for women to develop their potential to engage fully as citizens in their community.  Our vision is a safe, healthy, vibrant community for women and families in which all forms of violence against women are addressed by engaging the community in prevention and remediation strategies.  The Centre operates a drop-in six days a week in North Point Douglas, providing information, services and advocacy.  While programs are mainly focussed on the needs of neighbourhood women services also are offered to men and children.  Programs include meeting basic needs, neighbourhood safety including youth outreach, health, recreation, free counselling and assistance with housing searches and resumes.  Located at 221 Austin Street North at the corner of Euclid Avenue.  Phone: 947-0321  Email.

 

Pluri-Elles.  (All services in French.)   A resource centre which offers individual and group counseling for women and a Community Action Program for children.  All French speaking Manitobans are now eligible for services at Pluri-Elles.  The Centre provides job search assistance for individuals and groups, basic computer training classes, language literacy programs, and GED preparation in French.  Located at 570, rue des Meurons.  Phone: (204) 233-1735.  Email.


Pregnancy and Family Support Services Inc.  (Formerly known as Pregnancy Distress Family Support Services Inc.)  Founded in 1973 as a crisis line for pregnant women, PFSS Inc. is committed to offering immediate and long term, quality support and counselling to women, men, and families seeking help. Programming includes classes for parenting, prenatal, health and nutrition, GED upgrade, and Intro to Canada.  PFSS also operates a thrift shop and all revenue generated goes to keeping our programs and services free of charge.  Counselling and Support Services located at 555 Spence Street, Ph. 772-9091, email.  Family Community Centre located at 100-475 Sargent Ave., Ph. 775-9934, email.  Spence Street Thrift Shop located at 555 Spence St., Ph. 783-9281, email.

 

Sage House is a Street Womens Health, Outreach and Resource Service which provides a wide variety of services to women and transgenders living as women.  Since the 1980’s, in it’s initial inception as P.O.W.E.R. then Street Connections and now Sage House, many women have survived their street experiences because of the support and resources offered at the drop-in.  Outreach workers connect women with resources: education, addictions treatment, welfare, housing, child and family support and harm reduction information.  Located at 442 Dufferin Ave.  Phone: (204) 943-6379.  Email.

Villa Rosa is a prenatal and postnatal residence offering a wide variety of programs in a safe and nurturing environment.  Any single, pregnant woman or new mother may access their services.  Located at 784 Wolseley Ave.  Phone (204) 786-5741 ext. 223.  Email.

The West Central Women’s Resource Centre (WCWRC) exists to empower women to help themselves, their families and their community to safer, healthier lifestyles.  While much of our work is designed for women in the West Central Neighbourhood, they also offer programming and services to children and men in the community and women in neighbouring communities.  Included in WCWRC programming is the HOMES Project (Housing Options, Mentorship and Economic Security) - created to given women support when dealing with problems or concerns around housing or income security (welfare or employment assistance).  Located at 640 Ellice Ave.   Phone:  (204) 774.8975.  Email.

 

A Woman's Place (Nor West Health).  Free legal services through a staff lawyer for women abused by intimate partners, including assistance to high risk women in need of Protection Orders.  Support workers provide information regarding community resource options (e.g., housing alternatives, parenting issues, social assistance, employment training) and links women with these resources.  Group sessions include self-esteem, anger management, healthy relationships, parenting, etc.  Located at 200-323 Portage Ave.  Phone: (204) 940-6624 .

 

 

Women Shelters


The Manitoba Association of Women's Shelters (MAWS). An association which includes nine provincially funded women's shelters as well as several affiliate members working on the area of family violence. MAWS was created to provide: support to member shelters; increased negotiating abilities with funders; shared information and resources; increased public awareness, training of staff and improved services for clients.
Crisis Line: 1-877-977-0007

 

 

Alpha House. Alpha House provides long term living for women and their children who have left abusive situations. Residents live in Alpha House for up to nine months while participating in one on one, children's counselling and support groups. Phone: (204) 982-2011. E-mail.

 

L’Entre-temps des Franco-Manitobaines is a non-profit second stage housing facility that provides women recovering from an abusive relationship - and their children - with protective housing for up to one year.  L’Entre-temps is a domestic abuse recovery program that assists women in regaining their independence.  Here women receive the safe, supportive environment they require for their emotional healing.  Phone: (204) 925-2550. Email.

 

Ikwe Widdjiitiwin. Ikwe Widdjiitiwin's mission is to address the needs of women and their children who are abused - sexually, physically, or emotionally, and to develop programs to meet these needs, in a culturally appropriate manner, in order that they are empowered to make decisions affecting their own lives. Phone: (204) 987-2780. Crisis Line: 1-800-362-3344.

 

Native Women's Transition Centre is a long-term residence that provides care for up to 21 Aboriginal women and children who are struggling to make life changes. The Second Stage Housing facility, Memengwaa Place, is an independent living program for Aboriginal victims of family violence and residents of Native Women's Transition Centre wanting to make the transition back into the community. It provides seven full suites, an on-site support worker and security features. Phone: (204) 989-8240 Intake: 998-8244 or 989-8251.

 

North End Women's Centre.  NEWC's decision to expand its community-based programs to include transitional housing for chronically homeless single women suffering mental illness was an innovative approach to service delivery in mental health services. Potential tenants are selected from NEWC clients and women referred by agencies in the Selkirk Avenue area. Currently, NEWC operates two units, consisting of separate bedrooms with ensuite baths and refrigerators, linked by a shared living area and a fully furnished common kitchen.  Phone: (204) 589-7347.

 

Willow Place (formerly Osborne House) empowers women and their children who are experiencing domestic abuse by providing them with a safe and supportive environment and through residential and non-residential programs and services. Phone: (204) 615-0313. Local Crisis Line: 204-615-0311.

 

Bravestone Center (formerlyWomen in Second Stage Housing (W.I.S.H.)  Bravestone Centre is a non-profit charitable organization that provides women and their children affected by domestic violence with full-time counselling and support programs while living in the safety of our program and their children who have left abusive relationships. Phone: (204) 275-2600. Email.

 

Villa Rosa is a prenatal and postnatal residence offering a wide variety of programs in a safe and nurturing environment. Any single, pregnant woman or new mother may access services at Villa Rosa.  Phone: (204) 786-574. E-mail.