Crisis Shelter & Residence:
Transitional Housing

YWCA Saskatoon’s Turning Points transitional housing program was developed as a response to the need for long-term support for many of the crisis shelter residents. Offering a safe, affordable, and supportive environment for 14 women, ready and willing to change their lives for up to one year, this program provides participants the opportunity to build a stable foundation on which they can create fulfilling and independent lives.

Turning Points clients receive:

  1. 24-hour support
  2. Counselling to help develop life skills and set achievable goals
  3. Referrals and connections to community resources
  4. Assistance in obtaining gainful employment
  5. Access to treatment for mental health and addiction issues
  6. A place to feel safe and recover from bad life situations

An affordable cost of living ($459/month).

Mother and baby sitting on bed

“Thank you, Turning Points, for helping me renew the courage and resilience in my life.”

Grace (Turning Points Client)
Woman smiling while sitting on couch

“That’s what this place is – a way to turn your life over. It gives the opportunity to decide which way you want your life to go.”

Turning Points Client
Woman smiling in hallway

“I’m so glad you are here for the women, when they are ready to start healing and to help us move forward. Thank you for your kindness and your support. I thought there was no one who cared but there is. This is a safe, wonderful place for women, children, and youth. Accepting of who you are and when you get here and help you on your journey.”

Theresa (Turning Points Client)

Applying for Turning Points

Entering the program is voluntary and requires women to go through a referral and interview process. They must also demonstrate a willingness to move towards real change while making daily connections in the community. Potential clients can refer themselves or can be referred by other agencies.

Apply below.