New Directions for Children, Youth, Adults & Families is the largest, oldest and most diverse social services organization in Winnipeg. Since 1885, New Directions has been evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of the Winnipeg community, providing services that foster growth, hope and independence for people of all ages and a variety of needs.
Included in the wide range of services we provide are 24/7 staff residential settings and independent living supports where staff help highly marginalized adults living in our inner city neighbourhoods.
We offer a wide variety of therapeutic options, Indigenous and other cultural supports, as well as educational and vocational training services. Often participants use several services simultaneously; living there, attending day programs, and accessing cultural and therapeutic services.
Many of our participants are underprivileged, at-risk, intellectually disabled, and have often experienced complex trauma, disrupted relationships, multiple placements, poverty, and homelessness.