FASD Resource Map

MB FASD Resource Map

This map of FASD specific services available in Manitoba includes a brief description of each program and contact information.

 

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Manitoba FASD Network (Steinbach)

Steinbach Phone: 204-346-7039


The Manitoba FASD Network includes Diagnostic Coordinators in five health regions across Manitoba. The Diagnostic Coordinators work in partnership with the Manitoba FASD Centre. Their role includes facilitating FASD referrals and assessments for children and youth living in their region and assisting with accessing community resources following a FASD diagnosis.

Southeast FASD Coalition

Community FASD coalitions are grassroots, unfunded groups of stakeholders formed by individuals, agencies and professionals working in the area of FASD. They operate throughout rural and northern communities across Manitoba and are intended to increase community networking, share best practices and provide support for prevention and intervention efforts at the local level.

For more information please contact:

Marijke Vonderbank, 204-346-7039
email: mvonderbank@southernhealth.ca
Lisa Balcaen

Rural Connections FASD Program (c/o FASD Life’s Journey Inc.)

19-B PTH 12N
Steinbach, MB R5G 1T1
Phone: 204-772-1591


This program provides services for transitioning youth and adults living with FASD in Steinbach communities or within a 1 hour commute, who are ineligible for other Manitoba support program funding. Rural Connections supports youth with FASD to transition into adulthood; supports youth and adults with FASD to function more interdependently in the community; and, increases the functioning and quality of life of youth and adults who are affected by FASD. Services include family support, clinical case management, transition planning for youth, outreach mentorship, clinical services and consultation and training.

FASD STRENGTHS Program

The STRENGTHS Program offers residential (including respite) and clinical support services to individuals including children, youth and adults living with developmental disabilities who have also been diagnosed with FASD/ARND. Clinical services available to clients include behavioural supports, counseling, psychiatry, life skills education, occupational therapy, communication and speech and language pathology. Available components of the STRENGTHS program also include cultural programming, recreational and vocational services and agency training. The goal of the STRENGTHS program is to empower individuals to use their strengths within a holistic and service driven approach, ultimately increasing their independence and enhancing their quality of life.


A Program of DASCH Inc.
1-117 Victor Lewis Drive
Winnipeg, MB R3P 1J6
Phone: 204-987-1550

Stepping Out on Saturdays Manitoba (S.O.S. MB) - Brandon

This is a respite day camp for children ages 3 to 12 years who are affected by FASD. The camp will be offered one Saturday each month. This program is designed to offer children a fun, safe day. It also provides the opportunity to learn and practise social skills, fine and large motor skills and self-regulation. For more information contact:

Brandon:
The Brandon Friendship Centre
Laura Moar
Phone number (204) 727-1407
Email: bfc-fasd@mts.net

Rural Connections FASD Program (c/o FASD Life’s Journey Inc.)

725 Princess Avenue
Brandon, MB R7A 0P4
Phone: 204-727-8489


This program provides services for transitioning youth and adults living with FASD in Brandon communities or within a 1 hour commute, who are ineligible for other Manitoba support program funding. Rural Connections supports youth with FASD to transition into adulthood; supports youth and adults with FASD to function more interdependently in the community; and, increases the functioning and quality of life of youth and adults who are affected by FASD. Services include family support, clinical case management, transition planning for youth, outreach mentorship, clinical services and consultation and training.

Brandon & Area FASD Committee Inc.

Community FASD coalitions are grassroots, unfunded groups of stakeholders formed by individuals, agencies and professionals working in the area of FASD. They operate throughout rural and northern communities across Manitoba and are intended to increase community networking, share best practices and provide support for prevention and intervention efforts at the local level.

For more information please contact:

Dean Werbiski, 204-578-2487
Melonia Dyce
email: mdyce@pmh-mb.ca

Manitoba FASD Network (Brandon)

Brandon Phone: 204-578-2487


The Manitoba FASD Network includes Diagnostic Coordinators in five health regions across Manitoba. The Diagnostic Coordinators work in partnership with the Manitoba FASD Centre. Their role includes facilitating FASD referrals and assessments for children and youth living in their region and assisting with accessing community resources following a FASD diagnosis.

FASD Youth Justice Program (Winnipeg)

Manitoba Youth Centre
170 Doncaster Street
Winnipeg, MB R3N 1X9
Phone: 204-928-7170


This program is for youth living in Winnipeg who are in the pre-sentence phase of the justice system, have confirmed prenatal exposure to alcohol and no prior FASD diagnosis. The goal is to ensure youth affected with FASD who are in conflict with the law receive a multidisciplinary assessment, diagnosis, appropriate judicial disposition and improved access to appropriate services. Referrals are accepted from the justice system, parents/guardians and youth.

FASD Outreach Team

2015 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3J 0K3
204-945-0354


The FASD Outreach Team works in Winnipeg with parents and professionals to develop specialized early interventions for children up to six years of age with an FASD diagnosis. Home and community-based services address the environmental, behavioural, and attachment related issues that influence the child’s ability to function. Short-term consultation may be available to families or agencies in rural Manitoba who are able to travel to Winnipeg.

Touchstone FASD Program

302-1200 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB, R3G 0T5
Phone: 204-925-1928


This Initiatives for Just Communities program provides support for adults with FASD residing in or near Winnipeg through one-on-one mentorship and facilitation of support circles. It also provides peer support groups for families, as well as workshops and presentations for families and faith communities.

Visions and Voices

This Initiatives for Just Communities program offers presentations led by adults living with FASD. Visions and Voices seeks to increase FASD awareness, combat the stigma of FASD and encourage healthy living and reproductive choices. Presenters will share personal stories of struggle, hope and achievement, which will vary from speaker to speaker, as FASD can affect numerous brain domains. Presentations are offered in a variety of settings and are intended for anyone caring for or working with an individual with FASD.


302-1200 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB, R3G 0T5
Phone: 204-925-1928

Project CHOICES

Project CHOICES provides information and brief support for women who drink alcohol and do not use birth control regularly. Girls and women who are not pregnant are offered up to four counselling sessions and one visit with a nurse. The program uses motivational interviewing strategies and content to encourage women to explore their use of alcohol and/or effective birth control. Women may self-refer or can have a service provider make the referral for them.

Project CHOICES sites are:

NorWest Co-op Community Health 204-938-5941
Klinic Community Health Centre: 204-784-4090

Onashowewin Justice Circle

Onashowewin Justice Circle provides diversion services for the Manitoba Crown Attorney’s Office for those in conflict with the law, while ensuring healing occurs for those harmed. The program incorporates cultural understandings and traditional teachings in a series of capacity building workshops (e.g. Negative Energy, Living in Balance, One Life, Sense of Belonging, etc). Mediation services, conference circles and Cultural Advisory Counselling sessions also aid in healing and reparation of harms. The program has an open door policy to any one in conflict with the law or anyone feeling they need to make a positive change in their life. Onashowewin incorporates an FASD lens and individualized case planning into its program delivery.


101-720 Broadway Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3G 0X1
Phone: 204-336-3600

Spectrum Connections FASD Program (c/o FASD Life’s Journey Inc.)

102-720 Broadway
Winnipeg, MB R3G 0X1
Phone: 204-772-1591


This program provides services for transitioning youth and adults living with FASD within Winnipeg, who are ineligible for other Manitoba support program funding. Spectrum supports youth with FASD to transition into adulthood; supports youth and adults with FASD to function more interdependently in the community; and, increases the functioning and quality of life of youth and adults who are affected by FASD. Services include family support, clinical case management, transition planning for youth, outreach mentorship, clinical services and consultation and training.

FASD Life's Journey Inc.

102-720 Broadway
Winnipeg, MB R3G 0X1
Phone: 204-772-1591


FASD Life’s Journey Inc. provides a full range of supports to adults affected by FASD who qualify for funding from the Community Living disABILITY Services, Provincial Special Needs Program or Community Mental Health. Spectrum Connections and Rural Connections, also programs of FASD Life’s Journey Inc., provide services for adults who are ineligible for other Manitoba support program funding.

Manitoba FASD Network (Winnipeg)

1155 Notre Dame Avenue
Winnipeg, MB
Winnipeg Phone: 204-235-8868


The Manitoba FASD Network includes Diagnostic Coordinators in five health regions across Manitoba. The Diagnostic Coordinators work in partnership with the Manitoba FASD Centre. Their role includes facilitating FASD referrals and assessments for children and youth living in their region and assisting with accessing community resources following a FASD diagnosis.

Stepping Out on Saturdays Manitoba (S.O.S. MB) - Winnipeg

This is a respite day camp for children ages 3 to 12 years who are affected by FASD. The camp will be offered one Saturday each month. This program is designed to offer children a fun, safe day. It also provides the opportunity to learn and practise social skills, fine and large motor skills and self-regulation.

For more information contact:

Winnipeg:
The Rehabilitation Centre for Children
1155 Notre Dame Ave
Winnipeg, MB
Jenny Soriano O.T Reg. (MB.)
Phone number: (204) 258-6606
Email: jsoriano@rccinc.ca

Oshki-Giizhig Inc.

Oshki-Giizhig is an indigenous-based, non-profit initiative which provides support services in the community. Its mission is to walk beside, advocate and support people affected by FASD and/or other disorders. Strengthened by cultural practices and traditional teachings, support will assist in restoring balance to individuals and the community affected by trauma and violence. For information on the Walking Stick Community Supports Program or the Wiigiwaam Housing Supports Program in Winnipeg, please contact us at 204-782-0529 or email info@oshki-giizhig.org.


715 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 3N7

InSight Mentoring Program - Winnipeg (Higgins)

Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre
215-181 Higgins Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 3G1
Phone: 204-925-3750

This program is specific to Aboriginal and Metis women.


The InSight Mentoring Program is an intensive three-year outreach program for women who are pregnant or have recently given birth and are using alcohol and/or drugs. Using harm reduction strategies, mentors provide comprehensive case management for women. They work one-on-one with women to provide practical supports, promote healthy living and connect women to community services. This woman-centered program uses a trauma-informed approach and is committed to providing holistic, culturally grounded care to clients.

Women can self-refer or have service providers make the referral for them.

Manitoba FASD Centre

1155 Notre Dame Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3E 3G1
Phone: 204-258-6600


The Manitoba FASD Centre is a multidisciplinary assessment, education, training and research service of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (RHA) Child Health Program. The centre provides multidisciplinary assessment, diagnosis and short term follow-up services where there has been confirmed prenatal exposure to alcohol. Diagnostic services are provided for children and youth up to the age of 18. Referrals are accepted from health care providers, families and other agencies with the consent and involvement of the legal guardian. Referral forms are available on the Manitoba FASD website.

Building Circles of Support

Building Circles of Support is an eight week Parenting Information Series offered by the Manitoba FASD Centre to parents, caregivers, family members and professionals who support children and youth diagnosed with FASD. These sessions provide caregivers with the opportunity to learn about best practices in parenting a child with FASD, as well as provide them with the opportunity to connect and network with other families. These sessions also link them to FASD resources and services in their area. Sessions are held twice a year at the Rehabilitation Centre for Children and once yearly via Telehealth to various sites serviced by the Regional FASD Diagnostic Coordinators.

For more information or to register please call:

Dorothy Schwab at 204-258-6604
email: dschwab@rccinc.ca
Rita Drohomereski at 204-258-6601

Manitoba FASD Family Network

Co-sponsored by the Manitoba FASD Centre and the Rehabilitation Centre for Children the new Manitoba FASD Family Network provides an opportunity for information sharing, education and support for parents and caregivers of children and youth with FASD. The family network will also provide a forum for families to give their input to service delivery groups or organizations who are developing programs for children, youth and families living with FASD. Recreational opportunities for families will be promoted throughout the year. Network meetings will be held 4-6 times a year at the Rehabilitation Centre for Children and Facilitated support groups will be offered 2-3 times a year.

For more information about the Manitoba FASD Family Network:

Contact: Jenny Soriano at 204-258-6606
Email: jsoriano@rccinc.ca
Contact: Rita Drohomereski at 204-258-6601
email: rdrohomereski@rccinc.ca

Manito Ikwe Kagiikwe (The Mothering Project)

Mount Carmel Clinic
886 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB
R2W 5L4
Phone: 204-589-9409


This program is for any woman who is pregnant or early parenting (child under 3) and has a substance use problem. Services include outreach, 1 on 1 support, support groups, access to prenatal care, referrals, advocacy and access to traditional ceremony and teachings.

FASD Family Support, Education and Counselling Program

Unit 10 – 254 Stella Walk
Winnipeg, MB R2W 2T3
Phone: 204-582-8658


Program works in partnership with parents and professionals to develop programs that are individualized to meet the needs of children with FASD up to age fourteen, living in Winnipeg. The program also provides home-based services and counselling to families and helps to access family advocacy and other services.

InSight Mentoring Program - Winnipeg (Keewatin)

Nor’West Co-op Community Health
785 Keewatin Street
Winnipeg, MB R2X 3B9
Phone: 204-938-5998


The InSight Mentoring Program is an intensive three-year outreach program for women who are pregnant or have recently given birth and are using alcohol and/or drugs. Using harm reduction strategies, mentors provide comprehensive case management for women. They work one-on-one with women to provide practical supports, promote healthy living and connect women to community services. This woman-centered program uses a trauma-informed approach and is committed to providing holistic, culturally grounded care to clients.

Women can self-refer or have service providers make the referral for them.

Manitoba FASD Network (Portage la Prairie)

Portage la Prairie Phone: 204-856-2044


The Manitoba FASD Network includes Diagnostic Coordinators in five health regions across Manitoba. The Diagnostic Coordinators work in partnership with the Manitoba FASD Centre. Their role includes facilitating FASD referrals and assessments for children and youth living in their region and assisting with accessing community resources following a FASD diagnosis.

Portage & Area FASD Coalition

Community FASD coalitions are grassroots, unfunded groups of stakeholders formed by individuals, agencies and professionals working in the area of FASD. They operate throughout rural and northern communities across Manitoba and are intended to increase community networking, share best practices and provide support for prevention and intervention efforts at the local level.

For more information please contact:

Nancy Neufeld, 204-856-2044
email: naneufeld@southernhealth.ca

InSight Mentoring Program - Portage la Prairie

Portage Friendship Centre
20 - 3rd Street North East
Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 1N4
Phone: 204-239-6333


The InSight Mentoring Program is an intensive three-year outreach program for women who are pregnant or have recently given birth and are using alcohol and/or drugs. Using harm reduction strategies, mentors provide comprehensive case management for women. They work one-on-one with women to provide practical supports, promote healthy living and connect women to community services. This woman-centered program uses a trauma-informed approach and is committed to providing holistic, culturally grounded care to clients.

Women can self-refer or have service providers make the referral for them.

Manitoba FASD Network (Beausejour)

Beausejour Phone: 204-268-7705


The Manitoba FASD Network includes Diagnostic Coordinators in five health regions across Manitoba. The Diagnostic Coordinators work in partnership with the Manitoba FASD Centre. Their role includes facilitating FASD referrals and assessments for children and youth living in their region and assisting with accessing community resources following a FASD diagnosis.

North Eastman FASD Coalition (Beausejour)

Community FASD coalitions are grassroots, unfunded groups of stakeholders formed by individuals, agencies and professionals working in the area of FASD. They operate throughout rural and northern communities across Manitoba and are intended to increase community networking, share best practices and provide support for prevention and intervention efforts at the local level.

For more information please contact:

Devon Ungurain, 204-268-7705
email: dungurain@ierha.ca

Manitoba FASD Network (Selkirk)

Selkirk Phone: 204-785-7547


The Manitoba FASD Network includes Diagnostic Coordinators in five health regions across Manitoba. The Diagnostic Coordinators work in partnership with the Manitoba FASD Centre. Their role includes facilitating FASD referrals and assessments for children and youth living in their region and assisting with accessing community resources following a FASD diagnosis.

Interlake FASD Coalition (Selkirk)

Community FASD coalitions are grassroots, unfunded groups of stakeholders formed by individuals, agencies and professionals working in the area of FASD. They operate throughout rural and northern communities across Manitoba and are intended to increase community networking, share best practices and provide support for prevention and intervention efforts at the local level.

For more information please contact:

Shannon Foster, 204-785-7548
email: sfoster@ierha.ca

Manitoba Key Worker Program

Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority
237 Manitoba Avenue
Selkirk, MB R1A 0Y4
Phone: 204-785-7548 or 204-785-7680


The Manitoba Key Worker Program provides support and personalized information to families of children and youth (ages 0-21) with FASD or confirmed prenatal alcohol exposure. Since each family is unique, Key Workers will assist the family in accessing supports, community resources, and health and education information that reflects the specific needs of the family. Key Workers supplement and enhance, but do not replace existing community resources. Key Workers work in collaboration with parents, family members, adoptive parents, caregivers and service providers to assist the child/youth experience less frustration and more success.

Manitoba FASD Network (Dauphin)

Dauphin Phone: 204-622-6223


The Manitoba FASD Network includes Diagnostic Coordinators in five health regions across Manitoba. The Diagnostic Coordinators work in partnership with the Manitoba FASD Centre. Their role includes facilitating FASD referrals and assessments for children and youth living in their region and assisting with accessing community resources following a FASD diagnosis.

InSight Mentoring Program - Dauphin

Prairie Mountain Health
625 Third Street S.W.
Dauphin, MB R7N 1R7
Phone: 204-638-3054


The InSight Mentoring Program is an intensive three-year outreach program for women who are pregnant or have recently given birth and are using alcohol and/or drugs. Using harm reduction strategies, mentors provide comprehensive case management for women. They work one-on-one with women to provide practical supports, promote healthy living and connect women to community services. This woman-centered program uses a trauma-informed approach and is committed to providing holistic, culturally grounded care to clients.

Women can self-refer or have service providers make the referral for them.

South Parkland FASD Coalition (Dauphin)

Community FASD coalitions are grassroots, unfunded groups of stakeholders formed by individuals, agencies and professionals working in the area of FASD. They operate throughout rural and northern communities across Manitoba and are intended to increase community networking, share best practices and provide support for prevention and intervention efforts at the local level.

For more information please call:

Twyla Gilroy at 204-622-6223
email: tgilroy@pmh-mb.ca

Stepping Out on Saturdays Manitoba (S.O.S. MB) - Little Grand Rapids

This is a respite day camp for children ages 3 to 12 years who are affected by FASD. The camp will be offered one Saturday each month. This program is designed to offer children a fun, safe day. It also provides the opportunity to learn and practise social skills, fine and large motor skills and self-regulation. For more information contact:

Little Grand Rapids:
South East Child and Family Services
Shaneen Swan
Phone number: (204)397-2240
Email: sos.lgr.sswan@gmail.com

Manitoba FASD Network (The Pas)

The Pas Phone: 204-623-9649


The Manitoba FASD Network includes Diagnostic Coordinators in five health regions across Manitoba. The Diagnostic Coordinators work in partnership with the Manitoba FASD Centre. Their role includes facilitating FASD referrals and assessments for children and youth living in their region and assisting with accessing community resources following a FASD diagnosis.

InSight Mentoring Program - The Pas

111 Cook Avenue
The Pas, MB R9A 1K4
Phone: 204-623-9670


The InSight Mentoring Program is an intensive three-year outreach program for women who are pregnant or have recently given birth and are using alcohol and/or drugs. Using harm reduction strategies, mentors provide comprehensive case management for women. They work one-on-one with women to provide practical supports, promote healthy living and connect women to community services. This woman-centered program uses a trauma-informed approach and is committed to providing holistic, culturally grounded care to clients.

Women can self-refer or have service providers make the referral for them.

The Pas & Area FASD Committee

Community FASD coalitions are grassroots, unfunded groups of stakeholders formed by individuals, agencies and professionals working in the area of FASD. They operate throughout rural and northern communities across Manitoba and are intended to increase community networking, share best practices and provide support for prevention and intervention efforts at the local level.

For more information please contact:

Carie McIntosh
email: carie.mcintosh@ocnhealth.com
Joanne Wyman
email: jwyman@nrha.ca

FASD Youth Justice Program (The Pas)

This program is for youth living in The Pas who are in the pre-sentence phase of the justice system, have confirmed prenatal exposure to alcohol and no prior FASD diagnosis. The goal is to ensure youth affected with FASD who are in conflict with the law receive a multidisciplinary assessment, diagnosis, appropriate judicial disposition and improved access to appropriate services. Referrals are accepted from the justice system, parents/guardians and youth.

Norway House FASD Resource Committee

Community FASD coalitions are grassroots, unfunded groups of stakeholders formed by individuals, agencies and professionals working in the area of FASD. They operate throughout rural and northern communities across Manitoba and are intended to increase community networking, share best practices and provide support for prevention and intervention efforts at the local level.

For more information please contact:

Lucy Muswagon
email: lmuswagon@nhcn.ca

Cross Lake FASD & Cluster Committee

Community FASD coalitions are grassroots, unfunded groups of stakeholders formed by individuals, agencies and professionals working in the area of FASD. They operate throughout rural and northern communities across Manitoba and are intended to increase community networking, share best practices and provide support for prevention and intervention efforts at the local level.

For more information please call:

Linda McLeod-McDonald at 204-676-0180
email: linda.mcdonald@crosslakehealth.ca

InSight Mentoring Program - Flin Flon

1 North Avenue
Flin Flon, MB R8A 1V9
Phone: 204-681-3135 ext. 30528


The InSight Mentoring Program is an intensive three-year outreach program for women who are pregnant or have recently given birth and are using alcohol and/or drugs. Using harm reduction strategies, mentors provide comprehensive case management for women. They work one-on-one with women to provide practical supports, promote healthy living and connect women to community services. This woman-centered program uses a trauma-informed approach and is committed to providing holistic, culturally grounded care to clients.

Women can self-refer or have service providers make the referral for them.

Flin Flon/Creighton FASD Committee

Community FASD coalitions are grassroots, unfunded groups of stakeholders formed by individuals, agencies and professionals working in the area of FASD. They operate throughout rural and northern communities across Manitoba and are intended to increase community networking, share best practices and provide support for prevention and intervention efforts at the local level.

For more information please contact:

Mari Lawrence
email: Mlawrence8@nrha.ca

InSight Mentoring Program - Thompson

Northern Health Region
867 Thompson Drive
Thompson, MB R8N 1Z4
Phone: 204-677-53722


The InSight Mentoring Program is an intensive three-year outreach program for women who are pregnant or have recently given birth and are using alcohol and/or drugs. Using harm reduction strategies, mentors provide comprehensive case management for women. They work one-on-one with women to provide practical supports, promote healthy living and connect women to community services. This woman-centered program uses a trauma-informed approach and is committed to providing holistic, culturally grounded care to clients.

Women can self-refer or have service providers make the referral for them.

Stepping Out on Saturdays Manitoba (S.O.S. MB) - Thompson

This is a respite day camp for children ages 3 to 12 years who are affected by FASD. The camp will be offered one Saturday each month. This program is designed to offer children a fun, safe day. It also provides the opportunity to learn and practise social skills, fine and large motor skills and self-regulation. For more information contact:

Thompson:
“Caring 4 You”
Ellana Friesen O.T. Reg. (MB.)
Phone number: (204) 677-1590
Email: efriesen@rccinc.ca

North FASD Coalition (Thompson)

Community FASD coalitions are grassroots, unfunded groups of stakeholders formed by individuals, agencies and professionals working in the area of FASD. They operate throughout rural and northern communities across Manitoba and are intended to increase community networking, share best practices and provide support for prevention and intervention efforts at the local level.

For more information please contact:

Shelly Anderson
email: northfasd@gmail.com

Manitoba FASD Network (Thompson)

Thompson Phone: 204-778-1468


The Manitoba FASD Network includes Diagnostic Coordinators in five health regions across Manitoba. The Diagnostic Coordinators work in partnership with the Manitoba FASD Centre. Their role includes facilitating FASD referrals and assessments for children and youth living in their region and assisting with accessing community resources following a FASD diagnosis.