Imagine being told you must undergo weeks or months of medical treatment, and then finding out you’ll have to travel far from home to receive it.
Every year, hundreds of people in rural and northern communities learn the treatment they need is only available in Winnipeg – perhaps hundreds or thousands of kilometres away – meaning they must leave home for weeks, or even months.
A Port in the Storm (Port) was created so people needing treatment in Winnipeg don’t have to bear the burden of an extended stay in costly, impersonal accommodations. Rates on Port’s comfortable furnished suites are very low and come with fully-equipped kitchens so guests can cook their own economical, healthy meals.
A Port in the Storm offers its guests a supportive community of people who, like them, are going through a challenging time far from home, but Port receives no government funding. They depend on donations to provide ‘a place to call home’ for those who must travel far from their own for medical care.
To learn more about A Port in the Storm’s important work and how you can help, visit: http://www.aportinthestorm.ca/