CMHA Central Region operates three emergency suites in Portage la Prairie as part of our commitment to ensure nobody has to live without a home. Emergency suites are designed for short-term use to provide shelter when no other options are available. We work together with our community partners to identify individuals in need of shelter and provide them with short-term relief and support to find permanent housing.
Each emergency suite is designed for one individual or couple and contains a bed and private bathroom. Staying in an emergency suite is not the same as renting an apartment. We consider those staying in emergency suites our guests, and ask that as our guests, we ask that they agree to cooperate with the following rules:
- Alcohol, substance, or inhalant use is not allowed in the unit or on CMHA property
- In order to maintain a safe environment for tenants of the adjoining building, conduct or actions that are harmful, unsafe, or threatening to self or others will not be tolerated
- Visitors are not allowed in the suites. While we encourage connecting with friends, family, and other support services, please do so at a separate location
- For the safety of tenants, emergency suite guests may not enter the Fisher Apartment building or House of Hope apartment units
- To ensure your safety, CMHA staff and other authorities (e.g. RCMP, EMS) reserve the right to enter an emergency suites at any time without notice
- Please do not tamper with the locks, fire alarms, or smoke detectors
We charge $50 per night or $315 bi-weekly to stay in an emergency suite. This cost can often be covered by Employment and Income Assistance (when eligible). Individual exceptions can be made if circumstances require.
To inquire about emergency suite availability please contact our Housing Coordinator.