St. Boniface Street Links /Morberg House and our executive director, Marion Willis, get their share of mention in the news on a regular basis. Below are links to a number of articles, some with videos. 

 

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Manitoba spending $3.4 million for improved mental health, addictions support at HSC – Global News, September 2, 2020

https://globalnews.ca/news/7311674/manitoba-funding-addictions-health-sciences-centre-winnipeg/

 

Winnipeg streets seeing increase of deadly opioid cocktails – Global News, August 26, 2020

https://globalnews.ca/news/7298712/winnipeg-drugs-opioid-cocktails-meth/?fbclid=IwAR0KxWd1ypX89b0pAsqA5hK39_LZ10RIT6f9wdCoRYT43vkuYjbLgAw9IlU

 

Deadly mix of fentanyl, heroin becoming drug of choice for some users amid pandemic – CTV News, July 24, 2020

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/deadly-mix-of-fentanyl-heroin-becoming-drug-of-choice-for-some-users-amid-pandemic-1.5038713

 

New drug of choice on Winnipeg streets, naloxone use skyrockets – CTV News Winnipeg, July 22, 2020

https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/new-drug-of-choice-on-winnipeg-streets-naloxone-use-skyrockets-1.5035232

 

Winnipeg group wants to end homelessness once and for all – Winnipeg City News, April 26, 2020

https://winnipeg.citynews.ca/2020/04/26/winnipeg-group-wants-to-end-homelessness-once-and-for-all/

 

Patrolling streets, building connections: Volunteers read out to homeless, drug-addicted during pandemic — CBC News, April 4, 2020

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/pov-manitoba-homeless-drug-addiction-covid-19-1.5519171

 

Shortages of money and food complicate Morberg House’s pandemic plans – CBC News, March 20, 2020

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/morberg-house-residents-covid-19-1.5503232

 

Mental-illness episode closes St. B homeless shelter before it opens – Winnipeg Free Press, March 25, 2020

https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/mental-illness-episode-closes-st-b-homeless-shelter-before-it-opens-569103952.html

 

New space to help vulnerable Manitobans during Covid-19 – CTV News Winnipeg, March 22, 2020

https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/new-space-to-help-vulnerable-manitobans-during-covid-19-1.4863596

 

Wintry weather doesn’t slow Winnipeg cycling enthusiasts from picking up fat bikes, tools for good causes – CBC News, December 8, 2019

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/fat-bike-ride-and-kids-bike-building-marathon-1.5388491

 

Founder of Morberg House shocked after $430K in donations pour in – CBC News, November 22, 2019

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/morberg-house-marion-willis-1.5369643

 

St. Boniface home for recovering addicts could close if fundraising goal isn’t met: founder — CTV News Winnipeg, November 15, 2019

https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/st-boniface-home-for-recovering-addicts-could-close-if-fundraising-goal-isn-t-met-founder-1.4687239

 

Winnipeg’s hidden ‘meth camps’ a sign of drug addiction struggle – CTV News, July 7, 2019

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/winnipeg-s-hidden-meth-camps-a-sign-of-drug-addiction-struggle-1.4497699

 

MPs learning lessons from Winnipeg addictions treatment facility – CBC News, April 2, 2019

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/morberg-house-mp-visit-1.5080734

 

St. Boniface Street Links recruiting more bike patrols for this summer – CBC News, March 7, 2019

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/st-boniface-street-links-marion-willis-bike-patrol-1.5047263

 

Crawling out of the dark: A former convent in St. Boniface has quickly become an oasis for meth addicts who want their lives back; the force of nature running Morberg House and her staff just ‘find a way’ – Winnipeg Free Press, December 21, 2018

https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/crawling-out-of-the-dark-from-hopeless-to-healing-503339892.html

 

Strict building codes could shutter home for transient men, founder says – BCB News, August 30, 2018

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/morberg-house-building-fire-codes-1.4804106

 

New home for St. Boniface homeless commemorates ‘homeless hero” Faron Hall – CBC News, August 16, 2016

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/morberg-street-links-faron-hall-marion-willis-st-boniface-1.3721972

IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE FOR OUR COMMUNITY:

St. Boniface Street Links / Morberg House have implemented a pandemic response to ensure the safety of our community's most vulnerable. Effective immediately, Morberg House is in semi-lock down with residents being asked to observe Stay-In-Place protocols. Our residents are living in compliance with Health Canada guidelines regarding safe distancing and observing best hygiene practices. Our organization has increased daily outreach to people experiencing homelessness in our community. Though we are unable to welcome volunteers at this time, donations of food, hygiene products and money are gratefully accepted.

Thanks to the generosity of Birchwood Automotive Group, we have a van and outreach staff driving through our community twice a day distributing food, hygiene products and information to those living on our streets. We are collecting information about our homeless population to assist them in finding shelter.

We are in constant contact with people in our sober living community to ensure they have the support they require.

Our psychiatric student nurses and counsellors are available everyday to provide medication and mental health services to our residents.

We continue to interact with our business partners and community partners to respond to events as they occur.

We are very grateful for the support of generous donors who are helping us respond to this public health crisis. If you are able to assist us in our efforts through financial donations or food & hygiene products, please contact us at 204-615-5557 or email at info@stbonifacestreetlinks.com and we will respond immediately.

I encourage you to read the letter linked below. Written by one of our outreach staff members, it truly expresses how we are all feeling at this very difficult time. We hope you and your loved ones are safe and remain in good health! As a community, we shall persevere! Thank you all!

The team at St Boniface Street Links

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