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, including access to Elders and traditional ceremonies, help navigating systems, culturally-appropriate parenting supports, and counselling services offered in several languages.
Call (204) 589-9477 to reach our counselling intake line.
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