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Below are examples of past or present projects supported through the federal government's homelessness strategy that is delivered by the BNRC.

CMHA Central House of Hope (Portage la Prairie)

This eight unit new build transitional housing facility helps homeless individuals stabilize their living conditions and develop housing management skills to prepare to move into long term housing.

CMHA Swan Valley -Emergency Community Housing Opportunities 3 (Dauphin)

Rural and Remote funding was invested into the ECHO 3 facility to create 10 transitional to 2 emergency units. This new build helps individuals experiencing homeless stabilize their living conditions and prepare to move into long-term housing. The Grand Opening for this project took place in September 2016.


CMHA Thompson -Housing First

CMHA Thompson’s Housing First staffing project helps clients maintain housing and connect to appropriate supports.

Community Health and Housing Association: Homes for the Homeless (Brandon)

CMHA Westman constructed five new transitional housing units that creates seven beds.  People experiencing homelessness recieve housing with supports until they are prepared for permanent housing.  

Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre (Swan River)

Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre in Swan River project provides housing first case management to individuals experiencing homelessness in the Swan River area.

Flin Flon Friendship Centre

Flin Flon FC employees a support worker to: provide direct case management to clients, form a community homelessness strategy, and set up a Community Housing Steering Committee.

Kairos Maternity Home (Brandon)

Kairos Materity Home provides transitional units for new or expecting mothers. Residents may stay for up to six months following the birth of their child. Through supportive programs these mothers are assisted with securing permanent housing and individualized supports.

Manitoba Metis Federation -Brandon Housing First “Doorways to Dignity” (Brandon)

MMF is the host organization for the “Brandon Housing First” Program  community network to house chronically and episodically homeless persons. MMF also supports clients maintain their tenancy until they are ready to live independently.

Massey Manor (Brandon)

The Canadian Mental Health Association and The Brandon Friendship Centre have partnered to renovate this building into 5 self-contained emergency units, 8 supportive housing units, 8 transitional housing units and 23 affordable housing units. The building was opened for occupancy in 2012.

Men Are Part of the Solution Transitional Housing (Thompson)

This 11 unit transitional housing facility provides men with the support and resources necessary to build healthy relationships with their partner, families and communities. 

Northwest MMF -Housing First and Support Services (Dauphin)

Northwest MMF is undertaking a project which succeeds last year’s Housing First Readiness project. Project involves hiring a worker to provide housing placement and comprehensive non-clinical case management. Current project includes funding to support damage deposits, furnishings, dishes, first/last month’s rent.

Nova House – Support Services (Selkirk)

Nova House Women’s Shelter has been funded through the Rural and Remote stream to hire two full time Outreach Workers to support victims of domestic violence who are at imminent risk of homelessness in Selkirk and the North-Eastman region. Initial clients will be those who exited the residential shelter within the past 6 months and who are at imminent risk of becoming homeless.

Nova House Women’s Shelter (Selklirk)

The Aboriginal stream of Homelessness funding, suppported 4 transitional units (for between 4 to 12 individuals at one time), which is part of a larger women’s shelter project funded by the province and several private donors.

Project Northern Doorway (Thompson)

This 16 unit long term supportive housing Project Northern Doorway provides meals and housing. The building is owned by Thompson Housing Agency and operated by the Canadian Mental Health Association. 

Samaritan House Food Bank (Brandon)

Samaritan House Ministeries made a strategic move to Pacific Avenue in 2014-2015 in order to expand their food bank and support programs to assist Brandon and area residents.

Samaritan House Ministries – Support Workers (Brandon)

Samaritan House is providing Shelter Support Workers to support shelter users and connect people experiencing homelessness to community services and permanent housing. The “Safe & Warm Emergency Shelter” is open between November 1 and March 31 and provides  emergency cots, meals and relevant programming.

Soup Kitchen (Brandon)

The soup kitchen moved to its new location and currently serves over 35,000 meals per year.

Youth for Christ: Pocket Suites (Brandon)

Change come from the small things, and that belief is behind YFC’s new “Small but Powerful” building project in Brandon. At between 270 and 300 sq ft each apartment is equipped with all the necessities to live independently.

Youth for Christ: U-Turn 3 (Brandon)

A new facility to include one emergency unit, eight transitional housing units, and four affordable housing units was developed. U-turn 3 is also the location of a skills development centre.

YWCA Meredith Place (Brandon)

YWCA completed renovations and purchasing new furnishings to upgrade their transitional units. Personal safety and security is a key element in their long time service to the Brandon community.