Main Street Project’s COVID-19 Response

Main Street Project is taking necessary measures to address COVID-19 across the agency’s facilities as the health and safety of our staff and community members remains a top priority. 

Here’s what we are doing in our program areas:

Emergency Shelter and Drop In Services

Drop-in space and safe sleep space is operating out of 637 Main Street. Appropriate physical distancing in place. 

Food Bank Services 

We are still operating our Food Bank at this time. 

Withdrawal Management Services

We are limiting intakes in both Withdrawal Management facilities to ensure we comply with social distancing recommendations, while continuing our commitment to service delivery.

Residential Services

We have moved to single occupancy rooms for Mainstay Residence. The Bell Hotel is already single occupancy.

Protective Care

Protective Care will maintain its single occupancy per unit and changes will be made to service provision.

Isolation Suites

We have opened isolation suites so that individuals experiencing homelessness can self-isolate and self-monitor while awaiting a COVID-19 test result, or so they have a safe place to recover from COVID-19. Individuals are referred to the isolation site through the healthcare system, not through self-referral.

How you can help Main Street Project

Donate online

Donate with credit card over the phone by calling 204-982-8257

Mail a cheque to 661 Main Street, Winnipeg MB R3B 1E3

Special thanks to The Winnipeg Foundation and United Way Winnipeg for their support.


Main Street Project COVID-19 Bulletins:

2020-03-24 COVID-19 Response Main Street Project Update

2020-05-01 COVID-19 Response Main Street Project Update

Other Resources:

City of Winnipeg COVID-19

Shared Health Manitoba COVID-19 Screening Tool

Manitoba Health COVID-19 Updates

Public Health Agency of Canada COVID-19

World Health Organization COVID-19

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine COVID-19 Resource Centre & Map

Harm Reduction Coalition Guidance For People Who Use Drugs During COVID-19


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