May 22, 2015


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New North End Women's Centre facility ready to help

ADDICTIONS cost Vicki her kids, her home and her job.

Now, Vicki, who didn't want her last name used, is clean and sober thanks to the recovery support program at the North End Women's Centre's new Chriss Tetlock Place, which has helped her fight her addictions and move into a new residence, she said, adding she is looking forward to getting her kids back soon.

"I wanted to be sober," Vicki said Friday during the grand opening ceremonies at Chriss Tetlock Place.

"If I can do it, others can."

The North End Women's Centre was celebrating the opening of its fourth building, named after its founder and longtime executive director who died in 2011.

Mayor Sam Katz and Conservative MP Shelly Glover were on hand to officially announce the organization, which deals with inner-city women facing homelessness and fighting addictions, will receive $477,150 in funding from the federal Homelessness Partnering Strategy administered by the city for the federal government.

Earlier, in August 2010, the city had given the organization $16,146 toward building the new facility.

Heather Leeman, executive director of the centre, said the new facility will help up to 35 women at a time, with 14 of them living there.

Leeman said Tetlock was "a woman in the community who believed there needed to be support for single women.

"We're very happy to name this building after her."

Tetlock's daughter, Jackie, said the family always said her mother gave birth to five kids: four children and the North End Women's Centre.

-- Kevin Rollason

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition June 15, 2013 $sourceSection0

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