At a media conference at United Way, the Manitoba government announced it will match donations to United Ways For Every Family initiative in support of 24 neighbourhood family centres.
The Spence Street Thrift Shop is welcoming shoppers in the West End again after a three-week closure for renovations.
Human connection is one of the greatest gifts to be found at a family resource centre. When Malofo Fofana lost her husband to cancer in 2014 the Winnipeg Central Park Women’s Resource Centre gave her that gift.
“I went looking for guidance…initially for my mental health and depression because my dad passed away.”
For Leah, a single mom of six, the help she got through a family resource centre kept her kids fed and brought her out of depression and isolation.
“It makes it so having a low income isn’t so bad. You can make sure that your kids all eat well and have clean clothes and a good place to play.”
A new matching funds partnership with the Government of Manitoba will help support Family Resource Centres – places essential to the health and well-being of our children, their families, and our communities.
Study shows negative cycles are broken, strength and empowerment are gained through Family Resource Centres.
Peel back the door at the Plessis Road Family Resource Centre on any given morning, and you’ll likely be offered breakfast, a cup of coffee and a warm hug.