Crisis Phone: 306-244-2844
Primary Focus: Emergency Shelter
Primary Clients: Women with or without children, female youth
Crisis Counselors are available 24 hours per day. The crisis line is available 24 hours per day.
The shelter has a total of 38 beds in 22 rooms.
Disability Accessibility Information:
The YWCA is accessible to clients with disabilities who are able to look after their own needs.
All rooms are wheelchair accessible and 1 washroom wheelchair accessible.
Programs and Services Offered:
The Crisis Shelter is one of the largest and most comprehensive shelter in the province sheltering approximately 1,000 women, children and youth annually. More than just a safe place, we provide a holistic approach to problem solving. We provide 24 hour crisis counseling, support and security and our doors are open to everyone from every background and walk of life. We are able to provide an integrated approach to service delivery including employment services, health and wellness programs and child care services as well as integrated programming with the Saskatoon Community Service Village.
Clients who utilize our services include: victims of domestic, gang or family violence, women facing issues of safety, addiction or mental health; homeless, transient or displaced women and families; youth requiring supervision and trusteeship; individuals involved with the justice system.
Turning Points Program:
The purpose of Turning Points is to provide a safe, affordable, supportive living environment for up to 14 single women. Clients have the opportunity to create a stable foundation from which to build upon. Our goal is to assist clients in developing skills and acquiring education that will ultimately enable them to live independently. We achieve this through education, developing life skills and connecting clients with community resources to sustain stability once they are independent. YWCA Saskatoon strives to decrease repeat rates of clients going into crisis and to foster independence by empowering clients and creating a sense of community awareness and involvement.
Each room includes a single bed, small fridge, sink and vanity and closet space. Common areas include kitchen and lounge facilities, washrooms and laundry. Residents are expected to provide their own food and personal items as well as to prepare their own meals.
The Youth program consists of a 4-bedroom suite, named Margaret’s Place which is specifically designed to offer a safe, secure living environment for young women, 16-18 years of age with or without children. Youth counselors provide supports to help the young women learn life skills that will enable them to succeed as adults including: budgeting and financial responsibility, parenting, food preparation and grocery shopping.
The YWCA Saskatoon Crisis Shelter and Residence provides various programming options to clients during their stay. Programming has numerous purposes including physical and emotional healing and recovery, learning new skills, support in parenting, positive social interaction and more. We are pleased to offer this programming on site so that it is accessible to all of our residents.