Thrive urgently requires additional space to adequately address the growing needs of the community. Your gift will fund a new home for our Community Resource Centre and serve as a beacon of hope for the community, expanding our programming and creating a fully accessible, safe space for everyone in our community.

The need for more space

Our current spaces are overwhelmed by the growing demand for our essential services. We lack private areas for urgent care and personalized support, one of our high demand services crucial for those experiencing abuse or addiction. Without these spaces, we’re unable to offer the level of care and attention needed for those in our community who are suffering.
In addition to this, our facilities are not fully accessible, and the absence of public bathrooms is a glaring deficiency. This poses challenges, especially for community members with disabilities or unstable housing situations.
Due to space limitations, we can only serve a handful of individuals at a time, with short visits of just 15 minutes. This puts immense strain on our resources, considering the overwhelming 48,000+ visits we receive annually.

The Capital Campaign

The Building For Generations Capital Campaign will fund the construction of a new two-story building at 555 Spence St. in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The new building will feature:

  • Fully accessible facility design, including washrooms, doorways, kitchen, and elevator
  • Community kitchen for preparing hot meals for drop-ins, childcare, nutrition and school programs, and job skills training
  • Food hamper pick-up area for community members
  • Laundry facilities
  • Office and storage space for childcare and early learning centre
  • Cultural room dedicated to the diverse practices of the community
  • Large drop-in area for socializing and meal service
  • Designated registration and intake area for participants
  • Classroom for education, social activities, parenting, and support group
  • Enhanced safety and security measures
  • Storage space for essential supplies such as food, clothing, and harm-reduction items
  • Staff room equipped with washroom, storage, lockers, and dining area
  • Childminding room to accommodate parents and caregivers attending programs
Thrive Old Building
Old Thrive Building
Thrive 555 Spence St building rendering
Thrive – 555 Spence building rendering

Learn More About the Campaign

To learn more about Thrive’s capital campaign, please see or print our Case for Support (pdf), which outlines the value of Thrive to the community, the critical need for more space, and project details.

Make Your Gift Today

Your support makes an impact, and together, we are making a significant difference in the lives of those in our community.