Mount Carmel Clinic’s community services drop-in provides essential resources and supports to the community, such as access to computers and a phone, harm reduction supplies, and housing listings.
Community Wellness Program
The Community Wellness Program features culturally appropriate supports for both Indigenous peoples and Newcomers/refugees and welcomes all others. Community members can access:
- Advocacy supports and help navigating systems for newcomers to Canada
- Culturally appropriate parenting and family supports
- Counselling supports offered in several languages
- Access to Indigenous ceremonies led by Elders, Aunties, and Knowledge Keepers.
- Indigenous cultural programming, such as our Land-Based Teachings group
Call (204) 589-9477 to make an appointment to speak to a counsellor or our Elder-in-residence.
Established in the 90s, Sage House is a drop-in centre and outreach program that provides essential resources and a safe space for women-identifying persons engaging in survival sex work. Sage House offers basic services such as food, a warm shower, harm reduction supplies, and primary health needs, as well as opportunities such as cultural supports, skill building, volunteerism, and support groups.
Call (204) 272-0838 for more information.
Wiisocotatiwin – Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
More commonly known as ACT, the program began in 2009 through the At Home/Chez Soi research project funded by the Mental Health Commission of Canada. With the goal of reducing homelessness in Winnipeg, ACT employs a Housing First approach, which focuses first on seeking housing for individuals regardless of any current challenges. Once housed, ACT then works alongside the participant to provide any resources from a non-judgemental, harm reduction, trauma-informed lens in order to help work towards a stable living situation.
Call (204) 943-5512 for more information.
The community services drop-in -- located at 888 Main Street -- is a place to feel welcome and access resources such as:
- Harm reduction supplies like safer crack kits, safer injection kits, and condoms-
- Computers with free internet access for checking emails and printing out forms
- Help with faxing forms, accessing housing listings, and locating needed services in the community
- A meeting with a social worker or Elder for those in need of counselling or support
- Other supplies such as hygiene products, traditional medicines (sage, cedar, sweet grass), and reusable masks
Thunderwing is a community mobilization program that works with folks facing barriers with the organizations or systems they are involved with. Our goal is to coordinate and mobilize existing resources across sectors to give clients the support they need so they can prevent and permanently stabilize crisis situations.
We do this with the support of the Thunderwing Hub and Thunderwing Support Teams.
The Hub is a committee of government and community agencies that use their knowledge and connections to build a plan to support clients in reaching their goals. Made up from multi-sector service providers, Thunderwing Support Teams are unique to each client. Support teams meet regularly to create and implement a coordinated action plan to achieve client’s goals.