The Many Faces of Homelessness in St. Boniface

  • A paramedic who spent 20 years saving the lives of others
  • A community leader
  • A youth who has aged out of care, has been homeless and is trying to complete a College program
  • An accomplished artist who is struggling with evasive cancer
  • An educator
  • Indigenous people who, for a range of reasons, have become disconnected from family and community of origin
  • Seniors without social and other supports
  • Victims of domestic violence
  • People suffering from mental health issues
FACT: It’s true some people suffer from addictions but just as many suffer from mental health issues and other life situations that have rendered them homeless.

St. Boniface Street Links offers the only services to address homelessness here in St. Boniface.   Your support helps us improve the safety and well-being of all those who live, work, play and visit St. Boniface.  Please help us help those in need.

Together, we can do this!

Our Stories

Spencer Raab

Spencer Raab

For Spencer Raab, Morberg House has been a home, a support system and now, a source of employment.  Spencer had no place to stay and only a few possessions before getting into detox at Main Street Project then...

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Derek Henderson

“I’m capable of good things and I can do good things”  Derek Henderson ended up at Morberg House after relapsing. He’d lost someone to addiction and decided it was time to take back control, in hopes of...

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Tyler Lalonde

Tyler Lalonde

“It’s the best feeling helping other people recover because you know it’s possible.”  Tyler started using meth when he was 18. Lalonde says he fell into addiction quickly, and couldn’t kick the habit despite...

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Jamie Whitford

Jamie Whitford

“It’s a safe space to build yourself up and prepare yourself.”  Jamie Whitford started using at 15. A country kid who was new to the city, they say they were introduced to meth while feeling bombarded by...

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Mario Chaput

Mario Chaput

“28 days just doesn’t work. It has to be a long-term approach. But a slow long-term approach.” A former microbiologist and high school teacher in math and science, Mario Chaput first tried meth in his fifties...

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Reaching Out, Reaching Within

Riding along with the St. Boniface Street Links lived experience team as they meet the needs of people experiencing homelessness Robert Lidstone – March 28th, 2020   “Keep calm, pray, and help others. God...

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Arthur Weldon

Arthur Weldon

Arthur is a graduate of the Master of Occupational Therapy program at the University of Manitoba. During his final practicum at the PACT program in Winnipeg, he discovered a passion for community

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Robert Lidstone

Robert Lidstone

Robert was born at the St. Boniface Hospital and raised in Manitoba. He was educated at Western, Simon Fraser and York Universities, and holds a Master’s degree in Human Geography. Robert has worked as a...

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Ricky Aitkens

Ricky Aitkens

Ricky has lived at Morberg House since July 2018. He grew up in St. Vital, playing basketball and attending Boys and Girls Clubs. Ricky has struggled with addiction to methamphetamine and opioids. An aspiring...

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Marion Willis

Marion Willis

A message from the Founder of St. Boniface Street Links St. Boniface Street Links is, in it’s entirety, the vision of those who have spent years living on the riverbanks, under bridges, in stairwells and in the...

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Aaron’s Story

Aaron’s Story

My name is Aaron, I feel very fortunate and appreciated here at Morberg house. I have been homeless off and on throughout my life – since I was 14. Here at Morberg house are a group of people dedicated to...

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Arthur’s Story

Arthur’s Story

Hi, my name is Arthur. I’ve been couch surfing for 4 years now. It feels good to have a home at Morberg House. I am 22 and have grade 7. Morberg House is providing me a tutor so I can write an entrance test to...

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Darcy’s Story

Darcy’s Story

I really like that Morberg House takes in individuals who are very hard to house. Everyone is given support to deal with their underlying problems like mental health and addictions. Donate Today Together, we...

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Jonathon’s Story

Jonathon’s Story

This young man lives at Morberg House. He’s just had his 39th birthday. For years now, the riverbank and the stairwells of the Old St. Boniface Fire Hall have been is home. Now residing at Morberg House, this...

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Waylon’s Story

Waylon’s Story

Well I got a new job working at Morberg House with people that are homeless. The past few days of working there was an amazing experience, I get to help them by having some one on one and talking about their...

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Al’s Story

Al’s Story

I was a registered nurse and paramedic for more than 20 years. Sometimes things happen beyond our control and when there’s no help we hit that dark spiral downward. Last year I lived along the Red. Today I live...

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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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