The Gift of a Better Future – D

D is a former resident and participant in WICM’s First Steps to Employment Project. For many years she convinced herself that her dependency on alcohol enhanced her personality in a positive way until she found herself in a toxic and violent relationship, working as a massage parlour Madame and left helpless by her deteriorating health.Continue reading “The Gift of a Better Future – D”

A Different World – Clinton

Clinton, a participant in Winnipeg Inner City Mission’s (WICM) Transitional Housing program, has the gentlest way about him. On first meeting him, one would never believe that he struggled with alcohol for a long time, and is now 8 years sober. That’s a milestone that certainly deserves to be celebrated.  And it’s clear he feelsContinue reading “A Different World – Clinton”

A Women of Strength – Karen

Karen Utech, an elected elder and stalwart volunteer at the Miracle Store and Flora House food bank, first encountered Winnipeg Inner City Missions through the Learn & Play program led by social worker Susan Currie. First Karen, the Mom/Grandmother, worked on her own healing from a tragic past. Now she is helping her girls stayContinue reading “A Women of Strength – Karen”

Homeless to Successful Career – Jason

The first steps into my journey began with insuring my sobriety at the Anchorage Addictions Program. I knew the next step for me to remain sober would be to gain incentive by achieving a meaningful career that could provide me with a livable wage. The answer became clear when I came to know of WICM’sContinue reading “Homeless to Successful Career – Jason”

Ride With Us On Oct. 3rd, 2020

The Ride for Refuge is a non-competitive bicycling and walking fundraiser with locations across Canada.  We’re joining with hundreds of other charitable partners like us who care for displaced, vulnerable and exploited people. Our goal is to raise $10,000 for our projects that provide housing, employment, and support to children and families in Winnipeg’s InnerContinue reading “Ride With Us On Oct. 3rd, 2020”

A Spiritual Awakening – Norman

Norman was born and raised in Winnipeg and is a member of the Brokenhead Ojibwe Nation. His childhood home was chaotic, marred by family violence and excessive alcohol use.  After many beatings, his mom moved out taking Norman and his brother with her. These childhood experiences traumatized him, feeling like the only way he couldContinue reading “A Spiritual Awakening – Norman”

Donate Your Car!

Donate a Car Canada accepts Vehicle Donations for Winnipeg Inner City Missions.  Free towing is provided in most areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you donate your car, truck, RV, boat, or motorcycle to Winnipeg Inner City Missions through Donate A Car Canada, it will either be recycled or soldContinue reading “Donate Your Car!”

My Marathon of Life – Mitchell

My name is Mitchell Neal Richard, and below is a little bit of my story. I’ve been overcome by the grace of God in Jesus Christ. I’m a former alcoholic who struggled with additional issues such as anger and emotional dependency in intimate relationships. All these were among a few of the flaws that wereContinue reading “My Marathon of Life – Mitchell”

Under the Influence to Employment – Edwin

My name is Edwin Romero. I am 39 years old, a current resident at Place of Hope, and part of the 1st Steps to Employment Program. I am in recovery from alcohol and substance abuse and have been sober for over 4 years now. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Place ofContinue reading “Under the Influence to Employment – Edwin”