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Huddle South Central

Hello/Bonjour! We’re here for youth in English, et en français!

Come on in and get comfortable! Huddle South Central offers our mental health, physical health and substance-use services, employment counselling, peer support and outreach in both French and English. Our services are free of cost and free of judgement. 

Whether you’re meeting a counsellor, social worker, nurse practitioner or dietician, many of our services can be accessed in your preferred national language. We also love to have fun here – and host Indigenous crafts and storytelling, games and movie nights, creative writing, bingo, karaoke, cooking classes and so much more.

What we do

There are so many free events and programs you can join at Huddle South Central, in-person or online you’ll find health and wellness workshops, drop-in counseling, group activities like karaoke and yoga, resume building sessions, Indigenous crafting and storytelling, and so much more. 

Got any ideas for programming you’d like to see? We’d love to hear them. Send us your thoughts!

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.
Monday – Friday
  • Primary Care (STI clinic)
  • Counsellors (accepting new participants no waitlist) 
  • Peer Support 
  • Service Navigation (for students in the Winnipeg School Division) 
Throughout the week
  • Traditional Healer
  • Employment Services 
  • Dietician Services
  • Social Services
  • Drop-in activities
Groups
  • Youth Advisory Board
    • Every first Monday of the month at 4:30 pm
  • My Tween and Me programming
Outreach
  • Echoes Truth and Love Across the Water outreach walk 
    • Every Tuesday from 5-8 pm

 

Where we are

Unit A – 17 Rue St Mary’s
Winnipeg, MB
R2H 1H2

Hours of operation:
New longer hours!
Monday – 10am-6pm
Tuesday – 10am-8pm
Wednesday – 10am-6pm
Thursday – 10am-8pm
Friday – 10am – 6pm
Saturday – CLOSED
Sunday – CLOSED

Contact Us:
Phone: 204-255-6497
Email: hubfeedback@youville.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

There is two-hour residential street parking available along our nearest side street, Horace Street. There is also a large paid parking lot behind the youth hub. We have a bike rack inside for you to store and lock your bicycle.

Bus Routes:

Blue, 10, 14, 19, 23, 46, 55, 66

Who we are

Mirella Edwards (She/Elle)

Youth Hub Coordinator

Mirella Edwards (She/Elle)

Hi! I’m a bilingual Métis woman, a second-degree black belt, and the Youth Hub Coordinator at Huddle. I have crazy auntie energy and I’m always trying out new recipes in the kitchen. I work to provide voices for youth and their families through advocacy and compassion and I’m super passionate about community-based practices.

Alexandra Stonehouse (She/Her)

Youth Hub Peer Leader

Alexandra Stonehouse (She/Her)

Alexandra Stonehouse (She/Her) is one of the Youth Hub Peer Leaders at Huddle South Central. She’s a loving Libra who was born and raised in Winnipeg MB. She likes to spend her free time hanging out at the mall with her friends. She has just graduated high school and is wanting to go to post-secondary for social work. Three words that best describe Alexandra are friendly, fair and generous. Alexandra’s biggest inspiration is her auntie, Liberty. Her auntie has taught her to be non-biased and to always look at the bigger picture. She has also taught her that what you put out into the universe is what you will receive back, so to always be kind and do the right thing.

Amy LaBrash (She/Her)

Registered Nurse

Amy LaBrash (She/Her)

Amy LaBrash (She/Her) is a Registered Nurse who is working towards becoming a Nurse Prescriber in sexual and reproductive health. She lives rurally with her partner Alex and her two cats Hannah and Lola. Amy feels strongly about infusing a harm reduction approach into all her client care and she is a strong believer in destigmatizing sex and drug use and supporting the people she serves in meeting whatever health goals they deem important. Three words that best describe Amy are energetic, passionate, and friendly. One of her goals in meeting with the people she serves is to create a comfortable space for them to discuss anything with her without fear of judgement.

Danica Audette (she/her)

Bilingual Counsellor

Danica Audette (she/her)

HI! I’m Danica (She/Her), a bilingual counselor here at Huddle. I love to be outside hiking, spending time with my dog Winnie and doing crafts like sewing or embroidery. I enjoy spending time with people and listening to their stories, addressing mental health concerns and helping folks find ways of coping. I strive to offer a non-judgemental and client-centered approach with a focus on harm reduction. I believe that we are all experts over our own lives.

Emily Childs (She/Her)

Peer Leader

Emily Childs (She/Her)

Hi! My name is Emily, I'm a Peer Leader here at Huddle. I've been with Huddle since April this year and it's been so much fun! When I'm not here I like to spend time with friends, volunteering, and enjoying the outdoors. I am currently working on completing a counselling degree and I am always up for a chat about all things school and self-care!

Kaily Bodnarchuk (She/Her)

Mental Health Therapist

Kaily Bodnarchuk (She/Her)

Kaily Bodnarchuk (She/Her) is one of the counselors who will work with the Youth Hub. Kaily holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology and is a mental health therapist at the Youville Diabetes Centre with the Diabetes Education Resource Team. Kaily is a proud member of Couchiching First Nation in Treaty 3 territory in beautiful Northwestern Ontario. Winnipeg has been home for almost 20 years, and she has really grown to love life in the city. Kaily is honoured to journey with people through the counseling relationship and as primarily a narrative therapist, she believes stories are important to how we live and make meaning in our lives. Kaily loves spending time with her two boys, husband, and their beloved beagle.

Sheri Lee Beaudry (She/Her)

Nurse Prescriber

Sheri Lee Beaudry (She/Her)

Sheri Lee Beaudry (She/Her) has worked in the Teen Clinic at Youville Centre in St. Vital for MANY years. She is a Nurse Prescriber - which means she can do STI testing, provide birth control and many other things youth need when they come in for healthcare. Sheri really loves working with youth and has spent a lot of time working with schools throughout St. Vital, St Boniface, Fort Garry, and many other communities in the area. She has 4 daughters who have kept her busy through their teen years! You will find her at a curling club somewhere in Manitoba cheering on her girls throughout the winter, fall, spring… even part of the summer.

Michelle Lagasse (She/Her)

Community Health Nurse & Authorized Prescriber

Michelle Lagasse (She/Her)

Michelle Lagasse (She/Her) is a certified Community Health Nurse and Authorized Prescriber for sexual and reproductive health – STIs and birth control, as well as a certified diabetes educator! Michelle loves being a mom to her 2 girls, living in the country, and spending time in nature – walking outdoors, gardening and camping. Michelle loves both art and science – enjoying photography, movies, music, and dance in her free time. Three ways to describe Michelle is “thorough”, “a good listener”, and “empathetic”.

Toni Tilston-Jones (She/Her)

Youth Hub Executive Director

Toni Tilston-Jones (She/Her)

Toni Tilston-Jones (She/Her) is the Youth Hub Executive Director. Toni is a queer, settler who has lived in Treaty 1 territory her whole life. She has her Master of Social Work and was inspired to get into this field of work because of youth she met and worked alongside of in her early 20’s. Toni loves, loves, loves working in community. She is always in pursuit of social justice and committed to dismantling all forms of oppression. Toni is a sister, a parent, a wife, a friend, an advocate, and a community member. She loves being outside, reading, playing sports, being active and hanging out with her family, including her 2 dogs and of course, the cat.

The services at Huddle South Central are provided by the Youville health centres, in collaboration with Centre de santé St. Boniface, Aulneau Renewal Centre, Sara RielMarymound, Women’s Health Clinic and Teen Stop Jeunesse.

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 service providers to show the same respect to others and to celebrate each other’s differences.

Get Involved

Our Youth Advisory Council offers participants a chance to work with our team on event planning, giving back to our community, and offering peer support to other youth seeking help. We meet on the first Wednesday of every month from 6:30PM – 7:30PM and always share a yummy meal together!

We also recently launched our Adult Advisory Council—are you interested in becoming a member?

Catch up with Huddle South Central

Follow Huddle South Central 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, Anisininew, Assiniboine, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and the birthplace of the Métis Nation.