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

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Stories - Glen Wiedermann

Glen Wiedermann

On January 4, 2013, I was diagnosed with Acute Myloid Leukemia which came as a total shock to me and my family. After a month stay in hospital, I was released to continue my treatment on an outpatient basis. Although this was seen as good news, a problem arose as I needed to be no more than 20 minutes away from the hospital where treatment was provided. A number of options were presented as far as accommodations go, but none of them stood out as A Port in the Storm did.


From an affordability standpoint, comfortness, cleanliness, compassion, safety and flexibility, A Port in the Storm made staying away from home for almost 4 months very comforting. The service provided here at A Port in the Storm to families in a time of crisis is invaluable and needs to be considered by Manitoba Health as a priority when looking at funding options. The money saved by hospitals by freeing up bed spaces with options like A Port in the Storm would provide invaluable savings. I would like to thank A Port in the Storm for their wonderful hospitality and will be spreading the word of the great service you provide.