Eligibility Criteria

Adult men and women, who are on some form of community supervision order, are eligible to apply for residency. UCHH does not deny admission based solely on offense categories. Each case is judged on its own merit. Residents must demonstrate a willingness to work on their issues and a commitment toward a positive lifestyle.

Admission Process

Standard Parole Referrals

Individuals who would like to reside at in a United Church Halfway Home should work through their institutional Parole officer or Case Worker. Institutional staff will contact Winnipeg Parole to advise that their client wishes to reside at one of our homes. In preparation for the Parole Board Hearing, the House Manager will review the case at the Program Board or through the Offender Management System. Parole staff will subsequently document the outcome of that review in their community strategy report. Acceptance is always based on bed space availability.


Mental Health Referrals

UCHH welcomes individuals who have mental health issues or other special needs.

Men who have been diagnosed with an Axis I mental illness are eligible to apply to our mental health program at Dorchester House. Dorchester House will consider individuals with other related special needs.

Women who suffer from mental health issues are welcome to apply for residency at McMillan House.

Special Needs Referrals

Applicants coming from the federal system who have special needs (i.e. F.A.S.D. brain injury or other developmental disorders) should be referred through the regular process. Acceptance will be based on the agency’s ability to meet the needs of the client.

Specials needs applicants coming from provincial agencies in Manitoba should contact the UCHH Executive Director directly.

Our Houses are not wheelchair accessible. We are able to accommodate a limited number of residents with physical limitations or other medical complications, however an ability to climb stairs is required.