A Port in the Storm will close its doors effective July 31, 2020

After eight years of serving our rural and northern neighbours, A Port in the Storm will permanently close its doors on July 31, 2020.

The comfort, safety, and security of A Port in the Storm guests remains our priority, and we will continue housing guests between now and July 31.

Thank you to the many generous donors, stakeholders, volunteers, and staff who made it possible to help people receiving medical care and their families over the past eight years. You have had a profound impact on many lives.

Read the full message from Rob Elder, President and Chair

A Port In The Storm | Safe, Affordable accommodations for critical illness patients - Winnipeg, Canada

COVID-19 Announcement

A Port in the Storm remains open. We are taking the necessary precautions outlined by the Government of Manitoba and have reduced our on-site office hours for essential services only to the following:

Tuesdays 8:30–11:30 AM
Thursdays 8:30–11:30 AM

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What is 'A Port in the Storm'?

A Port in the Storm is a safe haven for rural and northern adults living in Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario. Our goal is to reduce the financial burden of serious illness on those who must travel to and remain in Winnipeg to receive medical care. It is 'a place to call home'.

 

Our Video is here!

Earlier this month, we launched our first promotional video. A big thank-you to Addison Sandy who generously donated his time and expertise to create the video and to all our families and volunteers for sharing their stories. Thank you.

Recent Updates

Accommodation Sheet (PDF Download)

Click here for more accommodation information

Referral Form (PDF Download)

Winter 2019 Newsletter (PDF Download)
Food with Friends Program (PDF Download)
Annual Report 2018-2019 (PDF Download)
Adopt-a-Suite Program (PDF Download)
Spring 2019 Donor Update (PDF Download)

Office Hours

Tue & Thu – 8:30am-11:30am
All other times – Closed

Inquires after hours, call: 204.799.9433

We are located in the West Exchange District (near China Town), about 10 minutes from St. Boniface Hospital and 5 minutes from Health Sciences Centre. Close to shopping and services.
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A Port In The Storm CTV feature!

A safe haven for sick Manitobans – Michelle Gerwing reports on A Port In The Storm, which offers a place to stay at an affordable price, for Manitobans dealing with a serious illness in the family.


17 Mar

Cancer patient’s vision inspiration for medical hostel

Global News Winnipeg's - Focus Manitoba - 2-part story medical hostel, A Port In The Storm, which offers hope and help for rural patients and the story that...

Meet Albert & Liana

Lyle & Kim - A Port In The Storm - Safe, Affordable accommodations for critical illness patients - Winnipeg, Canada

When the couple flew to Winnipeg for an MRI, staying two nights in a hotel, they discovered another distressing aspect. “I’ve always had sympathy for people who have cancer or any medical problem where they have to go somewhere else. Now I have complete empathy, because nobody tells you all the things that come with it.”

Visit 'Stories' to continue reading
Albert & Liana's and other stories

 

Donors

The Harding Community Club raised over $7,200 from various fundraisers throughout the summer and fall. They have chosen to designate their funds to the Adopt-a-Suite program and help keep families together. Thank-you!

The Harding Community Club raised over $7,200 from various fundraisers throughout the summer and fall. They have chosen to designate their funds to the Adopt-a-Suite program and help keep families together. Thank-you!

Want to become A Port in the Storm Donor?
Charitable Number: 85141 2833 RR0001
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