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Frequently Asked Questions

Fort Garry Women’s Resource Centre (FGWRC)

• Does FGWRC charge for services?
No. All services provided by FGWRC are free of charge and available through self-referral.

• I am not from Fort Garry; can I use FGWRC’s services?
Yes. FGWRC offers support and services to women from all over Winnipeg and surrounding areas.

• What Does Women-Only Centre Mean?
FGWRC is a women-only Centre offering services to any self-identified-women.

*We ask that men who come with women to appointments wait outside the Centre.

• What Does Self-Identified-Woman Mean?
Self-identified-woman refers to any person who currently identifies as a woman, including, trans, transsexual, and intersex women.

Does FGWRC have an Executive Director?
No. FGWRC staff work together to make decisions and is overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors.

• Does FGWRC have a Waitlist for individual counselling?
Yes. There is a waitlist for our individual counselling program. Our current ongoing counselling waitlist is between 4-6 months of a wait. Please call us at (204) 477-1123 for more information.

• Are all of the Counsellors female?
Yes. All of FGWRC’s counsellors are female. FGWRC has women only staff and board.

• Does FGWRC offer Drop-In Counselling?
No. Please call us at (204) 477-1123 for more information regarding our counselling program.

If you are interested in drop in counselling please call the organization Klinic Community Health Centre at (204) 784-4067 for more information on their drop-in counselling program.

• Does FGWRC provide counselling over email or over the phone?
No. FGWRC does not conduct counselling over email or over the phone.

• Does FGWRC offer Court Mandated Programming, Advocacy Services or Home Visits?
No. FGWRC does not provide specific mandated counselling or programs and does not provide letters for court. FGWRC also does not offer advocacy services or home visits. Please call (204) 477-1123 or explore the website for current information on our programs and services.

• Does FGWRC offer services after hours?
Yes. FGWRC offers some programs after hours (workshops, etc). For more information please call (204) 477-1123 between 9:00-12:00 or 1:00-4:00 pm.

• Does FGWRC offer free computer use?
Yes. Our Outreach Centre at #104-3100 Pembina Hwy has community computers available for use. Please call (204) 477-1123 to set up a time.

• Does FGWRC Provide Childcare?
Yes. Our Outreach Centre at #104-3100 Pembina Hwy provides a child care area for children of mothers attending sessions which includes craft activities, nutritional snack and a safe environment.

* Childcare is also sometimes offered for specific projects and would be clearly marked on all advertising.

• How can I support FGWRC?
As a non-profit organization, we appreciate any support that individuals are able to offer. Ways you can give back to the Centre include:

  • Financial donations (tax receipts are available)
  • Becoming a FGWRC member, supporting fundraising activities

*FGWRC is currently not accepting clothing/household donations. Thank-you for your consideration. Please click here for additional resources.

Upcoming Events

November 21, 2017
Self-Defense
Learn how to handle unexpected aggression from a much larger attacker, in reality-based simulated scenarios, in order to escape from danger unharmed.

November 22, 2017
Make Your Own Bullet Journal
Discover the many uses of a Bullet Journal!

October 31, 2017, November 15, 2017, November 24, 2017
Outreach Drop-In Services
Drop in at our Outreach location to...

November 27, 2017
Finding Your Holiday Spirit
In this workshop, we will learn more about stress and depression during the holiday season and how we to cope with it.

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