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for everyone.

Non-profit offers hand up to families that need it

United Way-funded Oyate Tipi Cumini Yape helps families start over By Jessica Botelho-Urbanski for the Winnipeg Free Press.  As one of Millie Anderson’s clients puts it, living in poverty can feel like a constant struggle to climb out of a … Continue reading

Lighting the Darkness

United Way speaker finds strength in being vulnerable Susan Abbott lived in shame and silence for 40 years. “I was born into and raised with mental illness. Back then it was never talked about. There was stigma, shame, and secrecy.” … Continue reading

Back from the Brink

Winnipeg woman gives back after battling loss, abuse and poverty [Trigger warning: sexual assault] My name is Cassandra. I am a 42 year old single mother of five. I know what it’s like to live in a single-parent family. I … Continue reading

Inner-city program for children “like a family”

Immigrant brothers thrived with help from United Way-supported drop-in program Mahmoud Sesay likes to be called Junior, after his dad. He came to Canada from war-torn Sierra Leone with his mother and brothers in 2003, when he was just seven. … Continue reading

Homeless no more thanks to centre

More than Four Walls program at WCWRC moves woman beyond homelessness By Jessica Botelho-Urbanski for the Winnipeg Free Press.  After two years spent living alone in her van, Lyndsay Ladobruk found a warm Wolseley apartment to call home with help from … Continue reading

Can you ‘Make The Month’?

One in 10 Winnipeggers live in poverty. For children, the number rises to a shocking one in 4. Life in poverty is a daily battle with hunger, stress, isolation and constant worry. The choices in front of people with a tight budget … Continue reading