The new therapeutic and administrative centre is a 33,000-square-foot three-storey building under construction on MYS property at 175 Mayfair Avenue. The facility replaces three existing, aging buildings and centralizes staff currently in six locations throughout Winnipeg.
For the first time, staff will work out of one location, allowing the agency to provide more efficient services to clients. This also results in a cost savings for the agency as we will no longer be paying for expensive upkeep on high-maintenance buildings and the payment for a single mortgage will be less than what we were paying for multiple rents and mortgages across the city.
In the new space, one-third of the building is devoted to therapeutic programs for our clients. These spaces include therapy rooms; healing spaces; life skills and computer technology labs; cultural, art and music program spaces and a teaching kitchen. The total cost of the build is $7.5 million. We are currently fundraising $2.5 million for the therapeutic centre portion of the building. Please stay tuned for updates.