“I went looking for guidance…initially for my mental health and depression because my dad passed away.”
New doors opened in Sydney’s life as she gained insight and power over her anxieties.
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.
Jordana Kilgour wheels into a conference room at St. James Collegiate and starts waving excitedly. The life of the party has arrived.
“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.”
Jessica’s love of art began when she was a participant at a program supported by Winnipeggers’ donations to United Way.
Lani and her family moved from poverty to possibility with the help of a United Way-supported community resource centre and asset-building program. Here’s her story in her own words. When Mike and I first met, I was in the middle of bankruptcy and living on social assistance. He was working part time and making minimum
“My name is Glory. I am from Burma. I left when I was 7 years old and spent 17 years in a refugee camp in Thailand. It’s where I met my husband Bayther and raised my four children. It was very difficult to live there, because you can’t leave the camp or else the police will arrest you.”
A single mom defied the statistics and beat the odds because Winnipeggers like you support safer, healthier neighbourhoods through United Way.
Neighbourhood resource centres, like the one in North Point Douglas, provide a meeting place for people to get together, make friends, and build a community that knows each other. People might work on job searches, strengthen parenting skills, or access the internet, if they don’t have a computer at home. They might get a ride