Extreme Cold Weather Resources

The winter is hard for people who are homeless or precariously sheltered. Exposure to cold can be uncomfortable, but it can also result in more serious health problems such as frostbite or hypothermia, which can be life-threatening. Signs of frostbite include skin looking waxy or taking on a white, grayish-yellow appearance. Skin may also blister when thawed. Extreme frostbite requires immediate medical attention. If you notice someone with extreme frostbite, call 911 immediately.

In order to make sure that people have a place to sleep during extreme cold weather, End Homelessness Winnipeg and a number of front-line organizations have developed an Extreme Cold Weather Response plan. An up-to-date list of overnight warming shelters/centres, outreach vans and foot patrols in Winnipeg can be found here.  If you, someone you know, or someone you meet, needs a place to sleep on a cold night, this map will show you the options that are available.

The Winnipeg Outreach Network has created a physical pamphlet of resources to help street-involved youth and adults find resources without requiring internet access. You can print your own copy or obtain a copy through the Winnipeg Outreach Network. It can be easily folded and carried in a jacket pocket.

We will continually update this blog as we are informed of changes in programming or are notified of additional resources. For up-to-date information, please revisit this page. 

For individual services, see the website links below or visit the 211 Manitoba home page and select the “Housing and Homelessness” tile.

Overnight Shelters, Warming Centres & 24-hour Safe Spaces
Note: Be sure to phone each agency for availability.

In Winnipeg

Siloam Mission Inc. 

Main Street Project Inc.

Salvation Army – Booth Centre Ministries

1JustCity Inc. – Just a Warm Sleep (opening date not yet confirmed)

Youth Resources in Winnipeg

Rossbrook House

Macdonald Youth Services (Youth Resource Centre/Shelter and Mayfair Site)

Westend 24 (WE24)

Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad Inc (Nadinawe Safe Home)

Resource Assistance for Youth

Spence Neighbourhood Association

Mobile Outreach Vans & Foot Patrols

Community Homeless Assistance Team Foot Patrol

Resource Assistance for Youth Outreach Van

Street Connections Outreach Van

Van Patrol (Main Street Project)

West End 24 Hour Outreach Van (Spence Neighbourhood Association)

Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Outreach Van

Salvation Army Outreach Van

Sage House

Mama Bear Clan

Bear Clan

MacDonald Youth Service Mobile Crisis Team

In Thompson

Nanatowiho Wikamik Shelter

In Brandon

Safe and Warm, at the Samaritan House Resource Centre

In Steinbach

Today House Inc.