12 Step Programs
Address: 15 Tupper ST. S Portage la Prairie, MB
Phone: 204-857-3091 for information and meeting times
Services: Support for individuals whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking. Meetings are in the family room at the Trinity United Church
Alcoholics Anonymous - Portage Plains Group
Address: 450-3rd Street NW (Kin Hall)
Phone: 204-857-3091 for information and meeting times
Hours: Meeting times Monday, Wednesday Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 pm., Sunday at 11:00 am and a women's only group Thursday 7:30 pm.
Services: Following the 12 step program ideology, those seeking support with sobriety are welcome to attend.
Address: Salvation Army, 220 Duke Avenue, Portage la Prairie
Hours: Meetings held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 pm
Services: Following the 12 step ideology, those seeking support to live without dependence on drugs are welcome to attend.
24 Hour Problem Gambling
Phone: Toll Free 1-800-463-1554
Services: To provide support for those seeking assistance with gambling.
Canadian Mental Health Association - Life Enrichment Program
Address: 102 1st St NW Portage la Prairie MB R1N 1Y9
Services: The Life Enrichment Program helps shut-in mental health consumers receive assistance, information on resources, and encouragement to connect with community resources and peer support. It offers support and activities hosted in the Clubhouse of the CMHA.
Eligibility: Mental health consumers who are shut-in, looking or needing assistance.
How to Access: Call, email or visit their location for more information of this Support Group program and more about the CMHA.
Hours: Wednesday evenings, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm. Main office: Mon-Fri: 8:30 am-3:30 pm
Central Plains Cancer Care Services
Address: 318 Saskatchewan Avenue East, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 0K8
Services: Provides programs and services to cancer patients and their families. Offers transportation programs, school and adult health programs, support groups, and head covers.
Linked To: Support Groups/Self-Help
Community Trauma Debriefing
Toll Free: 1-888-310-4593
Services: Provides information and support to people whose lives have been affected by a traumatic event (critical incident).
Eligibility: Anyone - targeting those who have been affected by a traumatic event (critical incident).
How to Access: Call for more information.
The Compassionate Friends of Portage Plains
Address: Box 1641 Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 3P1
Sharing meetings and Candelight Services are at McKenzie United Church, 85 11th St. N.W. in Portage la Prairie
Phone: Initial contact person: 204-831-8643; Chapter Leader: 204-243-2169
Email: Initial Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com (checked weekly)
Website: N/A locally; http://tcfcanada.net for more general information
Services: To provide support to families and professionals in the grief and suffering after the death of a son or daughter at any age, from any cause.
How to Access: By phone, mail, or e-mail
Karen Devine Safe House
Address: 159 5th Street South East, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 1H4
Toll Free: Mental Health Intake: 1-888-310-4593
After Hours (24 Hour Crisis Line): 1-866-588-1697
Services: Provides a residential, short-stay setting for adults with mental health difficulties. Offers the opportunity to access alternate help before problems escalate into a crisis that may require hospitalization. Referrals can be made by calling Access, or the Karen Devine Safe House Coordinator at 1-204-239-5307 during the day or the Mental Health Crisis Line after hours.
Eligibility: Anyone - targeting adults with mental health difficulties.
How to Access: Phone, visit the RHA Central website or visit their location for more information.
Hours: Safe House: 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Crisis Line: 24 Hours.
La Leche League Canada Portage la Prairie
Services: La Leche League Canada supports breastfeeding families across Canada. Phone support is available through Jocelyn for those who support breastfeeding.
Eligibility: Pregnant women or women with children, families supporting breastfeeding.
How to Access: Call Jocelyn at 204-857-6804 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours: Currently only offering phone support in the evenings.
The Portage Family Abuse Prevention Centre Support Groups (Parenting after Violence, Children's Support Program, Children Exposed to Violence, Follow-Up Program, Non-Residential Program)
Address: P.O. Box 1541, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 3P1
Phone: Administration: 204-239-5234
Toll Free: 1-877-977-0007
Local Crisis Line: 204-239-5233
Call 911 if immediate assistance is required.
Services: General Support Groups offer a safe and comfortable environment to talk with others, share experiences and gain additional support through multiple connections. Children's Support Program provides childcare programs to children of all ages so mothers have the opportunity to do personal things as well as it provides opportunities for children in the shelter to receive educational, active, quiet, indoor/outdoor, individual/group activities. Children also receive one on one time with Child Care worker as well as time to interact with others in a group setting. Nutritional snacks are also available.
Follow-Up Program offers support and access to services through the shelter once clients have left. Individual clients can meet on a regular or needed basis as well as group sessions are available for those interested.
The Residential Program offers a free, safe environment for women and children fleeing an abusive relationship. Supportive, non-judgmental counselling is provided daily.
Non-Residential Program offers support to those in abusive or violent relationships who are not staying in the shelter. It provides services to families as well as friends and neighbours to learn how to support a woman in ending the violence she is experiencing.
Eligibility: Women or families in abuse situations; living, relationships, etc.
How to Access: Call, email or visit their website or location for more information on the multiple programs offered and how to access them specifically.
Additional Information: For more information or if you are in any danger please contact the Portage Family Abuse Prevention Centre, 911 or the crisis lines provided.
Portage la Prairie School Division - Student Services
Address: 535 - 3rd Street NW, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba R1N 2C4
Email: Director of Student Services - Rochelle Rands: email@example.com
Services: Student Services Department provides specialized clinical services to students throughout the Division as well as generalized supports to administrators, teachers, educational assistants and parents. supports include: assisting school teams with programming and planning, identifying speech and language difficulties, social/emotional issues, and learning difficulties, providing workshops/consultations/special programs, working with local agencies and community groups. Specialists include: Strategic Initiative Learning Coordinator Psychologist, Speech Language pathologist, Indigenous Academic Achievement Facilitator, English as an Additional Language Consultant, Literacy Coaches, Numeracy Coach, Outreach Facilitators, Mental Health Facilitator, Resource Teachers, Guidance Counselors, Addiction Foundation of Manitoba Counselor.
Eligibility: Students and families a part of the Portage la Prairie School Division.
How to Access: Contact the student's school team or call the Director of Student Services of the Portage la Prairie School Division
Phone: 1-800-665-0570 (Crisis Pregnancy Centre)
Email: available on website
Services: Provides education and resources, provides direct assistance to pregnant women and young families and, provides referrals for counselling. Prairie Pro-Life also advocate respect for human life and promote justice and raise public awareness and host events on pregnancy and end of life issues.
Recreation Opportunities for Kids (R.O.K. Inc.)
Mailing Address: Box 1321 Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 3L5
Facebook Page:- ROK Central
Services: Provides outreach and meaningful recreation experiences to children and youth who would otherwise not be able to benefit from participating in recreation or leisure opportunities. Services provided to youth and families receiving income assistance. Creative, self-esteem building, meeting new people, health & fitness education, reduce instances of depression, suicide and substance abuse.
Eligibility: Children and youth in the Central region area who would otherwise not be able to participate in recreation or leisure opportunities. Services provided are currently offered to children and youth whose families are receiving income assistance. Families are referred through local agencies, and schools.
How to Access: Phone, visit their webpage, or email the Recreation Support Worker, Lynne Parker, Kaylee, Hannah for more information on programs and activities.
Family Resource Centre
Address: 234 Princess Avenue, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 0R1
Phone: 204-595-5005 (allows texting)
Services: We offer programs to support families in the Portage la Prairie area. These include programs for pregnant and new moms, parent-child programs, nutrition programs, parent education programs, and other programs designed to help families.
Eligibility: Parents and children of all ages are welcome to take part in our programs.
Cost: Our programs are offered free of charge.
How to Access: Contact us by phone, email, or through social media (Facebook and Instagram).
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm.