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If you are in crisis, we can help.

Please call us at 204-949-4777
or 1-888-383-2776

You can also TEXT 204-900-6010

Mobile Crisis Teams support youth and families with safety and mental health concerns, parent/child conflict and behaviour management wherever crisis is occurring, whether at home, in hospital, at school or elsewhere in the community.

Youth Resource Centres and Emergency Shelters

Find help from a Youth Resource Centre (YRC) and Emergency Shelter near you.

Mental Health and Addiction

The Link offers a range of free mental health and addiction supports for youth and families.

Community Support Services

Free services to help stabilize youth and families in times of crisis. Our goal is to help keep families together, surrounded by an extended community of support.

Therapy Programs, Respite and Reunification Homes and more…

Indigenous Initiatives

The Link’s Indigenous Initiatives team works across the organization connecting community and youth to the skills, knowledge, traditional languages, experiences and land-based practices that are central to the healing journey for Indigenous families and critical to shaping a child’s identity and sense of belonging.

Youth Hub

The Youth Hub (The Hub) is a safe, casual space where youth ages 12 through 29 can hang out, connect with each other and staff and access a range of resources from mental health, to food, showers, important skills for life and more.

Current Hours
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


The Skills4Life programs help youth in the community transition to independence and pursue their goals for education, employment and life.

Clinic and Nurse Practitioner

The Link’s Clinic is located on the first floor at 175 Mayfair Avenue in Winnipeg and is committed to offering low-barrier access to primary health care.

The Clinic is open to all of The Link’s program participants.

Educational Supports

Coach 1 & 2 and Our Teacher

The Link offers educational supports for youth and families in our programs and community.

Northern Independent Living Supports (ILS) for Youth

The Link has two programs in Thompson that assist youth with independent living.

Social Enterprise

Mayfair Innovations

Mayfair Innovations provides friendly and reliable services year-round throughout Winnipeg including renovations and general building maintenance, scrap pickup, shed and fence building, courier work, inter-office jobs and internal move jobs.

Change a Child or Family’s Future