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

Stories - Karen Ashby

Karen Ashby's Story - A Port In the Storm | Safe, Affordable accommodations for critical illness patients - Winnipeg, Canada

My 77 year old mother's cancer diagnosis was not a real surprise.  I had done research on her symptoms.  I had been with her for her biopsy.  Appointments at CancerCare Winnipeg soon followed.

The real surprise, however, was when I discovered that the new CancerCare facility in our hometown of Brandon would not be able to provide the radiation therapy my mother required.  I quickly came to learn that CancerCare Brandon only provides radiation therapy for cancers "below the neck".

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We truly felt safe and enjoyed the beautifully scenic and quiet neighbourhood

A wonderful CancerCare nurse named Shelli soon picked up on both my mother and my anxieties.  It was she who recommended A Port In The Storm, which she reassured us was a safe, affordable, comfortable place to stay in our situation. Shelli's description of A Port In The Storm was accurate but not truly complete. We found A Port In The Storm to be as Shelli described and much more. 

We cannot begin to express our gratitude for the wonderful experience we had at A Port In The Storm.  We do, though, want to thank the wonderful, caring staff, board of directors and benefactors who make A Port In the Storm a safe haven in times of difficulty.