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. 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 our Elder-in-residence, Mae Louise Campbell
- 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 for Indigenous peoples 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