“They’re always here when you need them.”

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 to a full size grocery store where they can buy affordable fresh vegetables.

Or do their laundry, if they don’t have a washing machine where they live.

“I don’t think this even sums up the role it plays in our lives.”

United Way supports 21 family resource centres across the whole city, including one in each of the 6 Manitoba Housing complexes. See how critical they are to Ashlyn, Shelley and David, three generations of family living in North Point Douglas.