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Support Groups/Self-Help

Al-Anon/AlA-Teen
Address:  15 Tupper ST. S Portage la Prairie, MB
Phone: 204-239-1430 for information and meeting times
Website: al-anon.org
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
Cost:  N/A

 

Alcoholics Anonymous - Portage Plains Group
Address:  102 1st NW, CMHA Building
Phone: 204-857-3091 for information and meeting times
Phone: 204-942-1026 – Winnipeg Central Office
Website: aamanitoba.org
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.  

 

Canadian Mental Health Association - Life Enrichment Program 
Address: 102 1st St NW Portage la Prairie MB R1N 1Y9​
Phone: 1-204-239-6590 
Fax: 1-204-857-2869 
Website: ​http://central.cmha.ca/our-services/  
Email: cmhaadmin@shawbiz.ca 
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. 
Cost: N/A 
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
Phone: 204-857-6100
Fax: 204-857-8389
Website: centralplainscancerservices.com 
Email: info@cpcancerservices.ca 
Services:  Provides programs and services to cancer patients and their families. Offers transportation programs, school and adult health programs, support groups, and head covers.
 
Community Trauma Debriefing
 
Phone: 1-204-239-3000 – Portage General Hospital
Toll Free: 1-888-310-4593 – Mental Health at Portage General Hospital
Website: central.cmha.ca/mental-health/find-help/
Services: Provides information and support to people whose lives 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 Contactportageplains@tcfcanada.net
Fax: N/A
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 child at any age, from any cause.
How to Access: By phone, mail, or e-mail

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 Contactportageplains@tcfcanada.net
Fax: N/A
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 child at any age, from any cause.
How to Access: By phone, mail, or e-mail

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. 
Fax: 204-239-6710 
Website: http://www.abuseprevention.ca/ 
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 and 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 and  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, 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. 
Cost: N/A 
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.  

 


 

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