Creating opportunities
for a better life
for everyone.

Calandra’s story

Your gift means more job skills and money management training so people can stand on their own, above the cycle of poverty. People like Calandra, who struggled to find work and make ends meet after high school. “I was kind … Continue reading

‘Essential to our well-being.’

Family Resource Centres give hope, purpose, and opportunity to families. A single mom can struggle to keep her family healthy. Signe Knutson has lived it, and is grateful for the compassion and help of a community family resource centre. “It … Continue reading

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

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

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