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A Place to Call Home

A Place to Call Home is one of several programs offered by Aboriginal Health & Wellness Centre of Winnipeg, Inc.

A Place to Call Home uses a Intensive Case Management (ICM) Approach that provides a range of program services for Chronic and Episodic homeless urban Aboriginal person empowering the individual (s) to achieve their self –identified goal

Program services include:
Home visits
One to one counseling
Supports to obtain Primary Care services
Teaching Circles
Sharing Circles
Elder, traditional services
Advocacy services
Referral services
Literacy and education services
Pre-employment Exploration
Drop In
Food security
Life Skills (i.e. budgeting)
Individualized Case Plans( ICP)

All Program services provided are holistic and based on AHWC’s Medicine Wheel approach and represent our philosophy of intervention, prevention, treatment, aftercare and promotion.

A Place to Call Home services are private and confidential and are provided in a
welcoming, non-judgmental environment.

Program Goals
To provide housing solutions for Urban
Aboriginal persons who are homeless and facing multiple barriers

To provide customized, cultural based,
holistic and pragmatic supports to achieve long term improvement in the quality of life of our program participants

To deliver program services that are
participant driven

Program Objectives
To connect participants to permanent housing. Securing appropriate and widely dispersed housing in the community to urban Aboriginal persons who are homeless and facing multiple barriers
To provide program participants with portable individualized supports and services as a response to the participant’s distinctive needs
To provide services /programs that empower the participant and promote self-sufficiency.

Eligibility

Services will be provided to Urban Aboriginal program participants who face Chronic or Episodic homelessness facing multiple
barriers
Chronic Homelessness—Refers to individuals or families, often with disabling conditions who are currently homeless and have been homeless for six months or more in the past year (i.e. have spent more than 180 cumulative nights in a
shelter or place not fit for human habitation)

Episodic Homelessness—Refers to individuals or families, often with disabling conditions, who are currently homeless and have experienced three or more episodes of home-lessens in the past year (with episodes de-fined as periods when a person would be in a shelter or place not fit for human habitation, and after at least 30 days, would be back in the shelter or inhabitable location)
Are of Aboriginal ancestry (Metis, Inuit, First Nation )
Reside in the City of Winnipeg
Want to make positive changes and movement toward a healthier lifestyle.

If this program can help you or someone you know please call:

(204) 925 –3706 for an appointment.

Our Centre is open
8:45 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Monday to Friday

Funded by: Homeless Partnership
Strategy (HPS)