The winter is hard for people who are experiencing homelessness or precariously sheltered. If you see someone outside who could benefit from a wellness check, call 2-1-1 and a Service Navigator will refer you to an outreach team in the area. You can also call 211 to get information on warm weather shelters in Manitoba.
WINTER RESOURCES SUMMARY:
- 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 released Emergency Response: A Homeless-centred Plan for Keeping Winnipeggers Safer and the 2022-23 Winter Weather Response Plan.
- For quick links to shelters, safe spaces, outreach vans, drop-ins, meals and washrooms, click here.
- For an informative one-pager on how to recognize and respond to cold related illness such as frostbite and hypothermia, click here.
- For COVID-19 Resources for Winnipeg’s Homeless-Serving Sector, click here.
We will continually update this blog as we are informed of changes in programming or are notified of additional resources.
Last Updated: December 23, 2022