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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

Winnipeg’s Plan to End Homelessness is making progress.

Real progress is being made. The strategies laid out in The Plan to End Homelessness in Winnipeg, released exactly one year ago, are being put into action by the Winnipeg Poverty Reduction Council and the volunteers of the Homelessness Transition Advisory … Continue reading

How do you decide who gets a home?

“I really can’t express into words what it felt like to know that I had found a home and that I didn’t have to sleep outside anymore,” said a Medicine Hat man who spent five months sleeping outdoors in a … Continue reading

Lessons from Edmonton on surveying homeless people.

Edmonton is 6 years into their 10 year plan to end homelessness, and they are seeing great results with a Housing First approach. Of the 3500 people they’ve housed—1000 of them children—81% have remained housed 5 years later. We hosted … Continue reading

How do you count the homeless?

“Ending homelessness” sounds like an overwhelming goal, doesn’t it? But when you establish the number of people in Winnipeg who need homes, you’re able to see that number moving towards 0. And “moving towards 0” can be a very inspiring … Continue reading

One step closer to ending homelessness in Winnipeg.

Thanks to critical support from Mayor Brian Bowman and all Winnipeg city councillors, we’re one step closer to implementing the Plan to End Homelessness in Winnipeg (PDF) released earlier this year by the Winnipeg Poverty Reduction Council’s (WPRC) Community Task Force to … Continue reading