We connect at-risk youth with the shelter, culture, recreation, education, outreach and support they need for safe and healthy lives.
Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad Inc. (Ndinawe) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping at-risk youth in Winnipeg.
Since 1993, our integrated services have been connecting vulnerable children and youth aged 11–24 with the shelter, culture, recreation, education, outreach and support they need for safe and healthy lives.
Open every day of the year, Ndinawe is an immediate and reliable place of safety, connection and support for youth during times of high risk when other resources are unavailable to them.
All our initiatives recognize that youth are most vulnerable when they have no safe place to turn for help.
Our programs target harm reduction, crisis intervention, education and stabilization for young people at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness, sexual exploitation, family conflict, placement breakdown, and mental health crises.
We also work to build a sense of connection and belonging for youth at risk, to strengthen the youth voice within our community and reduce the social isolation they experience.
Our strong history of providing innovative and culturally informed programs to under-served communities is part of a positive path towards a better future for our city’s Indigenous and at-risk youth.
Please note, effective February 27, 2023, Tina’s Safe Haven will be temporarily closed for renovations.
Wazoson Zagiiwaywin (Nest of Love & Care) will be relocated to the lower level of 650 Burrows Avenue for the duration of the renovations to provide youth with access to a specialized team of staff that provide housing supports, systems navigation, and a variety of transitional supports. Showers and hygiene supplies will be available for youth. Hours of operation will be Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:30pm.
Tina's Safe Haven
Open 24 hours, Tina’s Safe Haven provides a dedicated drop-in space for Winnipeg youth aged 13-24 with access to basic needs and relevant programming seven days a week.
Our outreach team works on the ground and in the community to build relationships and trust with youth and parents while gaining critical insight into the needs, issues and risks for youth in our city.
Youth Care Worker Training
This 1-year accredited course in child and youth care emphasizes training for experiential persons in trauma, family dynamics, crisis intervention, mental health and the youth criminal justice system.
Ndinawe Safe House
The Ndinawe Safe House is a sixteen bed facility that provides accessible twenty-four hours shelter and basic necessities for Winnipeg children and youth who are living on the streets, are at risk of abuse and exploitation, or in need of a safe place to stay.
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