Aboriginal Health & Wellness Centre of Winnipeg, Inc.

The Aboriginal Health & Wellness Centre offers a wide range of health services to the Aboriginal community of Winnipeg.  Below is a list of their various programs and contact information.  Our available programs are:

 

Aboriginal Health & Wellness Centre Wellness Clinic

The clinic provides resources that enable individuals to attain or maintain the balance in their lifestyle that is necessary for health by offering traditional and/or contemporary healing practices.

Business Hours are:
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location:
Room 215

Telephone:  (204) 925-3700
Fax:  (204) 925-3709
Email:  reception@ahwc.ca
Website:  www.ahwc.ca/221-2/
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Abinotci–Mino Ayawin

Abinotci-Mino Ayawin serves Aboriginal families who have children residing with them, ages 0 to 6 years, living in Winnipeg, under conditions of risk.

Business Hours are:
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact:
Telephone:  (204) 925-7504
Email:  Carla Porth (Senior Counselor) at cporth@ahwc.ca
Website:  www.ahwc.ca/abinotci/
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A Place to Call Home

A Place to Call Home uses a Intensive Case Management approach that provides a range of program services for the chronic and episodic homeless urban Aboriginal person, empowering the individual to achieve their self–identified goal.  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.

Business Hours are:
Monday to Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact:
Telephone:  The Hub at (204) 925-3706
Website:  www.ahwc.ca/a-place-to-call-home/
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Doorways

Doorways is a community collaboration designed to meet the needs of individuals, families and youth in Winnipeg who are experiencing chronic (homeless for 6 months or more) or episodic (homeless 3 or more times in the last year) homelessness.  Doorways also provides intake and referral services for youth who are close to aging out of Child and Family Services care and have no place to live.

Business Hours are:
Monday to Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location:
Room 103

Telephone:  (204) 925-3830
Website:  www.ahwc.ca/doorways-program/
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Head Start

The Head Start Program selects families with children who live in and around the Core Area, specifically in the following areas:
•  North and South Point Douglas
•  Logan
•  Lord Selkirk Park

The program is open to Aboriginal children who are 3 and 4 years old.

Business Hours are:
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact:
Telephone:  (204) 925-3704
Email:  Angela Saskosky (ECE Team Leader/Parent Support Worker) at asaskosky@ahwc.ca
Website:  www.ahwc.ca/head-start/
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Indian Residential School Health Support

The program ensures that former Indian Residential School (IRS) students can readily gain access to emotional and crisis-counseling supports so that former IRS students can remain safe before, during and after their IAP claim is validated.  The Resolution Health Support Worker (RHSW) service is set up to provide a variety of flexible “front-line” safety supports and to coordinate services directly to the IAP process.

Business Hours are:
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact:
Telephone:  (204) 925-1205
Email:  Debbie Cielen (Senior Residential Health Support Worker) at dcielen@ahwc.ca
Website:  www.ahwc.ca/irs/
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Insight Mentoring Program

The Insight Mentoring Program is an FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) 3-year prevention program.  Our unique program offers both contemporary and traditional approaches of support to Aboriginal women with alcohol/substance use during their pregnancy.  The program also provides community outreach and promotes healthy life style choices by providing support and education on FASD, addictions, parenting, traditional teachings and Aboriginal culture.

Business Hours are:
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact:
Telephone:  (204) 925-3750
Email:  Noella Gentes (Senior Mentor/FASD Educator) at ngentes@ahwc.ca
Website:  www.ahwc.ca/insight/
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Mino-Pimatiziiwin Program

(Men’s Healthy Living)

This program is focused on providing services to Aboriginal men who are attempting to make positive lifestyle changes in their lives as role models within the family unit and as agents of change within the community.  The program is responsive to individual crisis situations so participants are able to drop in when necessary.

Business Hours are:
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact:
Telephone:  (204) 925-7501
Email:  John Garrick (Senior Counselor) at jgarrick@ahwc.ca
Website:  www.ahwc.ca/irs/
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Ni-Apin Program

Ni-Apin is a Cree word which means “I’m sitting” with the intended meaning of “I’m sitting at home”.  The Ni-Apin Program provides a range of program services for the homeless urban Aboriginal person who suffers from multiple barriers to housing.

Business Hours are:
Monday to Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact:
Telephone:  (204) 925-3706
Website:  www.ahwc.ca/ni-apin-program/
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Stepping Forward

Stepping Forward creates a place for individuals who face multiple barriers, with opportunities to improve their self-sufficiency and overall quality of life.  To create a sense of belonging in the Centre and within the community by providing onsite resources that will bridge the gap to current services and to assist individuals to rediscover their strengths and develop healthier lifestyles.

Business Hours are Monday to Friday:
Open:  8:45 a.m. to noon

Closed:  noon to 1:00 p.m.

Open:  1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact:
Telephone:  (204) 925-3706
Fax:  (204) 925-3716
Website:  www.ahwc.ca/stepping-forward-program/