Forward House Ministries is a Christian Men’s residence for men and their children in need. The Ministry was started in 1992 as an alternative to the more traditional institutional programs. Originally beginning with only 6 residents Forward House has grown to 30 residents in the last 25 years. The Ministry has 3 houses next to each other in the Elmwood area of Winnipeg.
Forward House offers a home to men who want to start a new life. These men come with a variety of problems:
Men enslaved by addictions.
Men who are dealing with legal issues.
Men with little life skills or mental health issues.
These men come from many different situations such as: broken homes, jail, detox centres, unhealthy relationships, lack of education and low self-esteem.
At times the men that come to Forward House have children. The father finds himself dealing with his own issues while trying to raise a child. At Forward House we provide a home where the child and father can live in an environment that is both safe, supportive and conducive to beginning a healthy, productive lifestyle.
Peter Harzan is the current director. he came through the program in 2002, accepted Christ, and was baptized in 2004. Since then he has worked closely with our founding director in all aspects of the ministry and continues her vision of leading men out of bondage and on to healthier lifestyles through Christ.