Memengwaa Transition House
Memengwaa Transition House was opened in December of 2020 after we converted a 5-bedroom Wakaigin unit into a transition house. “Memengwaa,” which means, “butterfly” in Ojibway, operates as a bridge for residents between emergency shelter and permanent housing. Clients leaving the Crisis Home can move into Memengwaa and work with Beendigen’s Transitional Housing Support Workers to secure stable housing.
Memengwaa is funded by the federal government’s Reaching Home’s Indigenous Homelessness stream, which aims to reduce chronic homelessness nationally by 50% by the 2027-28 fiscal year.