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Newcomer Services

Community Futures Heartland 
Address: 11 - 2nd Street North East, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 1R8 
Phone: 204-239-0135 
Toll Free: 1-877-472-7122 
Email: General Information: 
Services: Provides a variety of business and community development services to the region such as business planning assistance, repayable loans, support for community development initiatives, project support and training opportunities. Community Futures Heartland identifies, stimulates and implements economic development opportunities to create employment, encourages entrepreneurial spirit through education and mentoring, creates opportunities for youth to remain in the community and is accountable for the administration of the investments funds for the establishment of small business in the region. Services offered include Business Development: Technical Services, Financial Services, Self-Employment Assistance (SEA) Program; Community Development: Strategic Planning, Facilitation. 
Eligibility: N/A

Manitoba Hydro & The Salvation Army - Neighbours Helping Neighbours 
Address: The Salvation Army Portage la Prairie Corp, 220 Duke Avenue, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 0S6
Private donation mailing address: The Salvation Army, 324 Logan Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3A 0L5
Phone: 204-239-7213 - Salvation Army
Private donations - Toll Free: 1-888-MBHYDRO (1-888-624-9376)
Services: Program that provides referrals to community support services, counselling and job training, one-time emergency funding to assist with energy bills to lower income individuals, families, and seniors who are unable to pay their energy bill due to personal hardship or crisis.
Eligibility: Eligible if you: are not receiving social assistance; are currently in 60 days arrears or greater; have a final or Shut off/Disconnection notice; have not previously received assistance from this program, are willing to meet with the Salvation Army to fill out an application and provide proof of income for all household members for the current year; are willing to submit an application to Manitoba Hydro's Affordable Energy Program. In order to receive assistance, one must make an appointment with the Salvation Army Neighbours Helping Neighbours program director (Portage number provided). 
Cost: N/A 
How to Access: Phone or visit the Salvation Army Portage la Prairie Corps for more information. Visit the Manitoba Hydro website for more details. 
Hours: N/A 
Additional Information: Neighbours Helping Neighbours relies on private and corporate donations to fund its services. Private donations can be made tax-deductible. Make an online donation or make a monthly donation on your energy bill (form downloadable) or call 1-888-MBHYDRO (1-888-624-9376) or mail a cheque to the mailing address provided.


Portage la Prairie Local Immigration Partnership
Address: 56 Royal Road North, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 1V1 
(Operating out of PCRC)
Phone: 204-240-2871
Services: The Portage la Prairie Local Immigration Partnership works to supports the settlement and integration of newcomers by improving engagement, creating welcoming and inclusive spaces and communities, and overall helping newcomers feel safe, settled and welcome. If newcomer youth are looking for support services, they would be referred to the Portage Learning and Literacy Centre. Their Settlement program offers newcomer services to clients including specific programs for newcomer youth and families.

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