Women & Family at the
Crisis Shelter & Residence

For the duration of their stay, women in our shelter have access to a variety of option programs to support physical and emotional healing and recovery, skill development, parenting and positive social interaction, and more. This includes:

  • Access to public health and dental care
  • Access to Community Service Village agencies
  • Access to the Fitness on 25th facilities
  • Opportunities to participate in community dinners and movie nights
A mother and child hugging in playset

Parenting Programs

Parenting in crisis can be overwhelming. At the YWCA Saskatoon we realize the importance of providing support and encouragement to women who come to us in need of our services. We offer a parenting program whereby facilitators encourage positive bonding with moms and kids and educate women how to parent under the stressful circumstances they are in.

Mother and child in kitchen measuring ingredient

Nutritional Programs

We also offer education on healthy nutrition and its importance in physical, mental, and emotional health. These sessions covers basic nutrition, the Canada food guide, food safe principles, and eating well for diabetes. Individual nutritional counselling is also offered to help residents set their own healthy eating goals, determine portion sizes, and ensure a balanced diet, with the goal of enabling them to set goals and find balance for themselves.

Cultural Programs

Residents of our shelter are able to participate in cultural workshops where they meet with elders in the community, take part in sharing circles, and express themselves through art.