A Safe Place + Personal Support

The YWCA Saskatoon offers up to 30 days of emergency shelter for all women and children who are in need of a safe place to stay, with staff available 24/7. We are inclusive, accepting, and give much more than just a warm bed for the night, with resources to match specific circumstances. Our shelter welcomes clients experiencing everything from domestic abuse, homelessness, addiction, and mental health issues.

Call to register for the shelter at no cost:

1 (306) 244-2844

Programs for Crisis Shelter Residents

Women + Family Programs

We offer programs for parenting, nutrition, and culture, encouraging better personal connections and overall health and wellness.

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Youth Residence

At our youth residence, Margaret’s Place, youths aged 16-21 can safely get support and develop skills to help them succeed as adults.

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Turning Points

Designed for women who are ready to change their lives, Turning Points is a one-year housing program that builds a foundation for the future.

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“The shelter being there for me and my son helped us so much. We are so appreciative. Staff were always there to talk to, no matter what… day or night.. staff is always there. It made us feel so safe. I learned that I don’t need others’ approval. I proved to myself that I can do it. I can accomplish anything! I can live life knowing my son and I will be okay.”

Shelter Client

Additional Support During Your Stay

To help ease the burden for women and children in need, we provide:

  • Basic food and personal items
  • Crisis counselling
  • Assistance with conflict resolution
  • Connections to legal resources and educational supports
  • Referrals to medical professionals if required
  • Advocacy on behalf of the woman and/or child

While living in the shelter, our clients also receive: