First Steps to Independence Program

Where You’re Moving Forward

Becoming confidently independent, emotionally and socially successful, and financially secure.

A program designed just
for you

The First Steps to Independence Program offers support to adults living in Winnipeg’s inner-city who are committed to personal growth and development. Housing is one aspect of the program. A referral, self assessment, action plan, and interview are required for all applications.

The following are the required forms for applying to A Place of Hope’s First Steps to Independence Program.

What we offer…

The First Steps to Independence Program is for single adults who are committed to change. We support participants as they achieve an overall increased wellness and reach personal life goals within a safe and inclusive home. Our transitional housing-based program focuses on each individual’s success while providing support in the development of positive life skills with a goal of 3-5 years to completion.

With support from our team of professionals in transitional living, participants of the program will develop a solid foundation from which they can develop and realize personal goals and dreams and achieve a life of independence.

Please review the Information Package to find out if this is the program for you!

You must be referred by a worker or agency who knows you such as:

  • EIA
  • AFM
  • Salvation Army
  • Ma Mawi
  • Pritchard House
  • New Directions etc.

You must meet the following criteria:

  • Be clean and/or sober for a minimum of 1 year
  • Have an assessment from participating in an addictions program
  • Obtain a letter of reference from an addiction facility and from an AA, NA, or CA group which you have been attending on a regular basis, and agree to continue

About Us

WICM is a non-profit
organization committed
to providing a healthy
community for children,
youth and families.

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Get In Touch

Ph: 204 942-8682
Fax: 204 957-5001

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415 Logan Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3A 0A4

Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm

Building a Brighter Future