About

Since 1972 we’ve served the needs of Winnipeg’s most vulnerable residents and have always worked towards helping our community find its collective footing.

We recognize the importance of a solid foundation, both in the community and on an individual level, and we work hard to build strength on both large and small scales. We help our community as a whole by providing safe spaces and essentials of life and also work with each individual involved in our organization to build personal stability.

This stability is developed in steps and – though the journey looks different for each who embarks on it– ultimately comes down to one common goal: making positive changes so we can all live, work and play in a healthy community.

The programs and services we offer – from basic food and shelter to crisis support to transitional housing
– are built on a foundation of mutual respect and compassion. We work with the housing-first philosophy: that people are better able to make positive life choices and move forward if they are first housed.

Our 110-person Main Street Project team welcomes the community with open arms and without judgement, then works together to build a better future.

We hold the community in our collective hands and also all hold pieces of the community’s successes.

Our Vision, Mission & Guiding Principles:

Main Street Project provides a safe place of respite, shelter and support, with dignity and without judgment to individuals in our community experiencing homelessness and addiction. We advocate for a more inclusive society and assist marginalized individuals in making real choices in their lives.

Our vision is that every individual has a safe place to be, and an opportunity to make real choices.

We help hold communities by supporting people living with addictions, chronic and acute illness, housing and mental health issues – our guiding principles. By addressing these principles in each individual journey, we contribute to the overall quality of life of our community members.

At a Glance

Shelter - Overnight Annual Intakes

Meals Served Annually

Annual Drop-in Count

Clean Needle & Harm Reduction Kits Annually

Shelter - Respite (Day) Annual Intakes

IPDA – Protective Care Annual Intakes

Detoxification Units Annual Intakes

Complex Clients on Caseload

Bell Hotel Residence Low-Barrier Clients

Mainstay Residence Complex Transition Clients

Essentials Food Bank Registered Clients

Van Patrol/Voluntary Transport Clients Per Night

Support Main Street Project

Monetary donations help us provide the ongoing services and supports our clients need and deserve. We are a registered charitable organization and offer charitable tax receipts for financial donations.

Main Street Project is a registered Canadian Charity • Charitable registration # 107655094 RR0001.

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