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A Port in the Storm was created to be a place to call home, when you’re far from yours while receiving treatment for critical illness, says its executive director Stacey Grocholski. All suites in downtown Winnipeg are fully equipped and include a kitchen and private bathroom so those arriving for stays need bring only clothing and groceries.

A Port in the Storm

The adult medical hospice is a little-known health service available to rural Manitobans

Those who live in Winnipeg and receiving ongoing treatment for critical illnesses at large city hospitals are just a short drive to and from the care they need. Not so for rural and northern Manitobans who can live many hours — one way — away. In the early 2000s a Brandon-area single mother found herself

A young hand holding an aged hand.

Dying with dignity a growing concern in rural areas

Local communities say local fundraisers are responsible for too much of the cost

Susan Stefanishyn knows how important quality time is for those who don’t have much of it left. As volunteer co-ordinator with the Russell and District Palliative Care Program, her job is matching volunteers to those in the community with a life-limiting illness. These caring individuals make a huge difference offering emotional and practical support during