Coordinated Access Council: Call for Members

Operating toward a shared vision of Coordinated Access and guided by the Reaching Home mandate to implement a Coordinated Access model in the City of Winnipeg, the Coordinated Access Council will be a group of people, representing various sectors and stakeholder groups,

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Infographic: Gendered Homelessness in Winnipeg

The 2018 Winnipeg Street Health Survey focused on the health status, housing, and social service needs of people experiencing homelessness. The infographic presents key findings on gender and 2SLGBTQ+ characteristics and experiences from the Street Health Survey.

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*NEW* WON Resource Guide

The new Winnipeg Outreach Network Resource Guide is here!

Click to download a .pdf of the Resource Guide or contact End Homelessness Winnipeg for print copies.

The Guide offers contact information for Hotlines, Addictions supports, Outreach services, Shelters, Housing, Health and Basic Needs all in one handy place. This new version has updated contact information and provider listings as of Fall 2020.

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2020 Extreme Heat Response Plan

As temperatures rise and summer begins, End Homelessness Winnipeg launches the Extreme Heat Response Plan for 2020. This homeless-centred guide was created in collaboration by the Extreme Weather Response Steering Committee. The committee’s members include representatives from emergency shelters, outreach services, City departments, Health services and Environment Canada. Continue reading “2020 Extreme Heat Response Plan”

COVID-19 Update #6

As the Province of Manitoba has announced plans for reopening the economy and lifting some public health orders, End Homelessness Winnipeg is looking at next steps. We know the pandemic is not over, and that people experiencing homelessness are particularly at risk for an outbreak. Winnipeg’s COVID-19 Response for the homeless-serving sector, facilitated by End Homelessness Winnipeg, has engaged more than 60 local and regional agencies to rise to the urgent and emergent challenges facing our community during this transition to a “new normal.”

Next Steps and New Challenges

The greatest challenge ahead is the likelihood that hundreds of Manitobans could enter into homelessness in the coming weeks. More than 25,000 Manitobans lost their jobs in March; more than twice that number were already experiencing core housing need; plus there are the social challenges of stress, poor mental health, and confinement leading to family and relationship breakdown in the home. To address these concerns, it is vital to work collaboratively across sectors. We need to support families impacted by domestic and intergenerational violence; provide employment and training options for adults and youth; and ensure access to safe, stable housing that allows people to physically distance and self-isolate as needed.

End Homelessness Winnipeg has partnered with the Manitoba Association of Women’s Shelters and HelpSeeker to map services across the province, so that those experiencing and at risk of homelessness or interpersonal violence can find the most relevant supports closest to them in real time. A new collaboration with local agencies and CAHRD aims to meet service providers’ staffing needs while increasing employment and training options for the community. End Homelessness Winnipeg is also working in partnership with our Housing Supply Action Committee, the Winnipeg Indigenous Executive Circle, the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs and others on supportive housing solutions.

COVID-19 Update #5

The COVID-19 Response, facilitated by End Homelessness Winnipeg, is engaging more than five dozen local and regional agencies, including community organizations, emergency shelters, the WRHA, Public Health, Manitoba Housing and the City of Winnipeg. The COVID-19 Response is identifying priorities for the health and safety of those experiencing or at risk of homelessness in our city. Continue reading “COVID-19 Update #5”

COVID-19 Update #3

End Homelessness Winnipeg is facilitating a COVID-19 Response, engaging with more than five dozen local and regional agencies to collectively identify priority actions needed for the health and safety of those experiencing homelessness during the pandemic. This engagement has formed the basis of a COVID-19 Response plan for Winnipeg. Continue reading “COVID-19 Update #3”