Residential & Supportive Housing

Mainstay Transitional Services

Mainstay is in the process of moving from Martha Street to 777 Sargent Avenue and will not be accepting new applications until April, 2024. To facilitate a safe and stable move for existing tenants, MSP will not be responding to communications regarding existing or new applications until April.

Mainstay Residence is a supported transitional living environment that provides residents with a safe place to live while they work towards their self directed goals. The majority of Mainstay tenants were previously living unsheltered.

Using both harm-reduction and housing first philosophies, staff engage each individual towards self identified housing goals throughout the duration of their stay.

Onsite supports include:

  • Medication administration and home care supports
  • Meals
  • Resources and education to support safer substance use and safer sex
  • Casework
  • Tenant directed transition planning and action
  • Indigenous cultural and spiritual supports

Mainstay is staffed 24/7 to provide round the clock assistance, continuity of care and a sense of security to its up to 34 community members in 28 rooms. Onsite programming is driven by tenant priorities.

From Mainstay, community members move on to the permanent housing option that best suites their needs. Alternatively, they will go to treatment or be linked to other support programs.  When requested, MSP Caseworkers often accompany former tenants into the community to support them to meet their goals.

The Bell Hotel

For more than a decade, The Bell Hotel has served as a permanent residence for those with years of experience living unsheltered; and are engaged in substance use and/or experience mental illness.

The historic project is a result of active partnership between Main Street Project, CentreVenture, CMHA, and the Winnipeg Housing Rehabilitation Corporation; and the collaboration’s commitment to Housing First and Harm Reduction Principles.

More than 50% of tenants who moved into the Bell in 2011 continue their tenancy today. Many others have successfully transitioned into permanent housing in the community or other supported living programs such as personal care and adult group homes. The average length of stay at the Bell is five years.

The operation’s 42 suites include a sleep area kitchenette and bathroom. There is a shared laundry room on each floor, two gathering spaces on the main floor and a cultural room for shared use.

On site services including 24 hour supportive staffing, medication administration, proactive access to safer drug use supplies and education, and casework including eviction prevention planning. Bell Hotel programming is driven by tenant priorities and includes daily Indigenous cultural and spiritual supports.

Walrus Magazine Feature on the Bell Hotel

Bell Hotel and Community Housing Referral Form Revised 07.20.16
Bell Visitor Policy 2019

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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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