Huddle Brandon

At our youth hub, you take the lead.

Welcome to our creative and inviting space in downtown Brandon! Whether you’re from the city, a visiting student or joining us from the surrounding areas, we’re happy to host you in our community space. We’re a place for youth ages 12–29 to access free counselling, peer support, substance use support, Indigenous cultural services, immigration services, and more. 

Our services are free of cost and free of judgement. Once you arrive, you’ll be greeted with a pair of cozy, knitted slippers and a cup of hot coffee or tea, your preference. Your comfort and safety is our top priority and all services are on your terms.

What we do

There are so many free events and programs you can join at Huddle Brandon, in-person or online! You’ll find health and wellness workshops, drop-in counselling, Indigenous ceremonies, group activities like crafting, movie nights, community breakfasts, and so much more.

Ongoing Weekly Programming:

Our programming is a combination of drop-in and appointment. It might change from time to time, so feel free to call ahead to confirm. In addition to what we list here below, we are also open Fridays 5pm – 7pm and Saturdays by appointment only.

Mondays

Peer Support
11am – 7pm

Community Mental Health
1pm – 4:30pm

 

Tuesdays

Peer Support
11am – 7pm

Employment Drop-In Support
1pm – 4:30pm

Wednesday

Peer Support
11am – 7pm

Employment Drop-In Support
1pm – 4:30pm

Anxiety Group
4pm

Thursdays

Peer Support
11am – 7pm

Primary Care
11am – 2:30pm

Youth Led AA/NA
7:30pm – 8:30pm

Fridays

Peer Support
11am – 5pm

Where we are

701 Rosser Avenue
Brandon, MB
R7A 0K8

Hours of Operation:
Mon – Thursday 11am – 7pm, Friday 11am – 5pm (5pm – 7pm is appointment only), Saturday by appointment only

Contact Us:
Shaun Funk, Director
204-717-6565
Email: huddlebrandon@wyfc.ca

Phone and emails are not monitored 24/7. Visit our Contact Page for more resources if you need immediate help.

How to get here

Our front door is on the northwest corner of the red building at 7th Street and Rosser Avenue. When a staff member sees you at the door, we will buzz you in! You can park on the street and the friendly folks at our front desk will provide you with coins for the metre.

Bus Routes:

4, 5, 8, 14, 15, 17, 22, 23

Who we are

Nicole (She/Her)

Peer Supporter

Nicole (She/Her)

Hey! I am Nicole! I love to cook new foods and watch my comfort shows. I grew up near Winkler, Manitoba, but have been in Brandon for four years now. I am a student at Brandon University, currently getting my Bachelors of Science.

Sintu (She/Her)

Peer Supporter

Sintu (She/Her)

Hello friends! I’m Sintu. I enjoy cooking, baking for my loved ones, and I love a good, strong, freshly roasted cup of coffee. I am from the capital city of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, and most of my family still lives there.

Shaun Funk (He/Him)

Director

Shaun Funk (He/Him)

Hello! I am Shaun—I love to learn, lift weights, and go camping with my wife, three kids, and my dog, Gunner. My wife and I grew up in Southern Manitoba, but have made Brandon home since 2007. I have an Education Degree and I am currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Education with a focus on Administration and Leadership.

Cristina Dueck (She/Her)

Counsellor

Cristina Dueck (She/Her)

Hello Folks! My name is Cristina. We all have a story. For me, counselling is about understanding your narrative through self-exploration. Your journey reveals a path to understanding, healing and growth. Life is a continuous learning process. I would be happy to be your guide.

Our services at Huddle Brandon are provided by a group of community organizations, including  Westman Youth for Christ, Brandon Friendship Centre, Career and Employment Youth Services (C.E.Y.S. Brandon), Prairie Mountain Health, SERC, and the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba

At Huddle, youth have a safe space to be authentically themselves. We welcome and respect people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, ethnicities, faiths, race/nationalities, and abilities.

We empower all youth, families, and services providers to show the same respect to others and to celebrate each other’s differences.

Get Involved

Create positive change in your community and lead by example! If you’re between the ages of 12 and 29, come join our Youth Advisory Council, or start the journey toward becoming a peer supporter. You’ll get the chance to help plan events, make decisions for our youth-led programming, and provide mentorship to other youth seeking support.

We also have openings available for volunteer receptionists (ages 16+) as well as on our Parents and Family Advisory Council (ages 30+).

Catch up with Huddle Brandon

Follow Huddle Brandon for updates on the latest events happening at our youth hub and helpful tools to live a healthier life.

Huddle is a safe space for youth ages 12–29, offering free, trauma-informed and culturally safe health services in a youth-friendly atmosphere.

Our youth hubs are located on Treaty 1 and Treaty 2 territories. These lands on which we gather are the traditional territories of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Assiniboine, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and the birthplace of the Métis Nation.