Resources and Support Services: Manitoba

Crisis Lines/Mental Health Awareness

Klinic Community Health Program: Suicide Prevention and Support Line
Call: 1-877-435-7170

The Manitoba Suicide Prevention and Support Line is a toll-free, confidential 24-hour crisis line run by trained crisis counsellors from Klinic Community Health. Klinic is an accredited Crisis Centre through the American Association for Suicidology (AAS) and a member of the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) 

Mental Health Crisis Response Centre
Walk in: 817 Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Call: (204) 940-1781

  • Deals with the acute distress and instability that individuals experience in a mental health crisis
  • Provides services such as integrated mental health assessment, crisis intervention, mental health crisis treatment
  • Offers short term clinical treatment and support services through walk-in services, mobile services, and scheduled appointment services
  • Gives patients with mental health issues, and those with co-occurring mental health and addiction issues, with links and referrals to specialized treatment, rehabilitation and support services
  • Connects individuals to key resources for appropriate follow up care as needed
  • Houses the walk in crisis services team and the Adult Mobile Crisis Service, which provides crisis intervention and suicide-prevention services to adults in Winnipeg
  • Provides phone assistance; can also meet with individuals in crisis at a location within Winnipeg, either in their home or a safe location.

Manitoba Addictions Help Line
Call: (204) 944-6200, Toll free: 1-855-662-6605
Walk in: 146 Magus Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Website: MBAddictionHelp.ca

  • Is a phone information/help line 
  • Provides addiction-related information, support, brief counselling, and guidance to all adult addiction-related supports in Manitoba

Income Assistance

Manitoba Employment and Income Assistance
Call: (204) 948-4000 (Winnipeg), 1-877-812-0014 (Northern, Rural)

The Employment and Income Assistance Program (EIA) provides financial help to Manitobans who have no other way to support themselves or their families. This includes benefits from the Rent Assist Program that helps with housing costs. For people who are able to work, EIA will help them go back to work by providing supports to employment.

Salvation Army Neighbours Helping Neighbours Program
Call: (204) 949-2106 (Winnipeg)

Neighbours Helping Neighbours is a program that provides lower income individuals, families, and seniors who are unable to pay their energy bill due to personal hardship or crisis with:

  • referrals to community support services, counselling and job training;
  • one-time emergency funding to assist with energy bills.

Housing

Manitoba Housing
Call: (204) 945-4663, Toll-free: 1-800-661-4663
Email: housing@gov.mb.ca

Manitoba Housing provides a wide range of subsidized housing throughout the province of Manitoba. We partner with other governments, community organizations and private groups to create safe and affordable housing.

Individuals and organizations may be eligible for one of the following programs:

Housing Assistance at Centre Sara Riel
Call: (204) 233-2564

Service Description

  • helps clients involved in other key program areas to find, get and keep safe, stable, affordable housing with a goal of living independently, autonomously
  • provides Community Mental Health and Housing Supports that help clients prepare for living in the community; find housing opportunities; get a place to call home; and keep their ability to live independently
  • assists participants in their mental health recovery process; to identify their housing needs; to navigate the process of finding/securing affordable housing
  • helps to ensure safe housing by accompanying participants to viewings/inspections
  • reinforces client’s understanding of leases, negotiated financial obligations
  • helps clients make preparations to move and obtain items which establish a household
  • assists clients to maintain their environment and tenancy
  • helps clients maintain/build relationships
  • assists clients to learn independent living skills
  • is a service provider of the Portable Housing Benefit (PHB) program, which provides a market rental subsidy to adults on Employment Income Assistance who have a mental health disability and who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless

Food Banks

Winnipeg Harvest
Call: (204) 982-3660
Email: appointments@winnipegharvest.org

How to get food from Winnipeg Harvest:

  • If you need food, you can get it in your neighbourhood through Winnipeg Harvest.
  • Winnipeg Harvest assists everyone to access food as soon as possible as close to home as possible.
  • Phone Winnipeg Harvest to make an appointment to pick up food from one of our associated food banks. If you live outside Winnipeg, you’ll be directed to an outlet in your community.
  • You’ll talk with a Winnipeg Harvest volunteer. He or she will ask you for information such as the number of children in your household and your source of income (not the amount).