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“LOVE My Job” YWCA Staff Stories – Rene’s Story


Crisis Shelter & Residence, YWCA News

Rene began her employment with YWCA Saskatoon in the Crisis Shelter six years ago. She has worked as a Crisis Counselor for several years and continues to be an important part of our team.

Rene brings with her empathy and kindness in every interaction she has with YWCA clients and staff. Many days can bring tough challenges. She has a gentle spirit and you can’t help but feel calmer around her. She has strong ethics and professionalism and it strongly shines through in her work.

Our Crisis Counselors provide intake services for women and children arriving at our doors in times of crisis. They provide housing with a safe, clean, welcoming place to stay, private rooms that are comfortable and clean with a locking door and a window, basic necessities such as toiletries or clothing items, nutritious food in our community kitchen, and most of all, a  supportive shoulder to lean on.

Wrap-around services and supports are an important part of what we do at YWCA, working closely with other referring agencies, and helping women connect with medical and professional services, landlords, and community programs inside and outside the YWCA.


Watch for the “LOVE My Job” series of staff stories running this February on YWCA Saskatoon’s website blog and social media channels. We love what we do, and it shows!


Photo: group of YWCA staff, by Amanda Andre.