Homelessness News

A crowd is gathered outside for the launch of the second annual Coldest Night of the Year walkathon on Feb. 15, 2017.

YWCA launches walk to raise awareness for women and children homelessness

By Britton Gray February 15, 2017 - 8:27pm Updated: February 15, 2017 - 8:30pm

After a successful debut in 2016, the Coldest Night of the Year walkathon kicked off for the second year.

Members of the YWCA, as well as sponsors and walkers from last...

The Lighthouse is covering $84,000 in repairs to its heating system using money meant for renovating suites.

Lighthouse dips into renovations fund to fix boilers

By 650 CKOM December 19, 2016 - 12:41pm Updated: December 19, 2016 - 12:41pm

The Lighthouse Supported Living is delaying renovations in order to fix its boilers.   Two of the facility's five boilers went down recently, with a third showing signs of...

Kenton Weisgerber, who used to be homeless, speaks at the launch of the 20,000 Homes Campaign in Regina on Nov. 8, 2016.

20,000 Homes Campaign hopes to house Regina's homeless

By Lisa Schick November 8, 2016 - 2:25pm Updated: November 8, 2016 - 7:52pm

Several Regina organizations are joining forces under the 20,000 Homes Campaign to try to end homelessness in the city.

The campaign was launched in front of city hall...

Barb Macpherson will retire Thursday after 10 years as executive director of the YWCA Saskatoon.

Retiring YWCA exec says change is slow, but awareness on issues growing

By Daniella Ponticelli March 30, 2016 - 11:00am Updated: March 30, 2016 - 11:00am

Ten years ago, Barb Macpherson saw the homeless crisis at a tipping point in Saskatoon.   But when the newly-named executive director of the YWCA Saskatoon spoke out on issue,...

Saskatchewan Poverty Reduction Strategy booklet.

Sask. government launches poverty reduction strategy

By Adriana Christianson February 24, 2016 - 5:40pm Updated: February 25, 2016 - 11:03am

With a little more than a month to go before the election, the Saskatchewan Government is officially launching a poverty reduction strategy.

The goal of the strategy is...

The Lighthouse shelter is holding its Coldest Night of the Year fundraising walk Saturday starting at 4 p.m. at Station 20 West

Lighthouse readies for fundraiser amid financial worries

By Bryn Levy February 19, 2016 - 3:10pm Updated: February 19, 2016 - 5:02pm

Against the backdrop of financial issues forcing them to shut their doors during the daytime, the Lighthouse Supported Living shelter in Saskatoon is holding a major winter...

Richard, a client at The Lighthouse shelter in North Battleford, Sask. sits watching TV at the shelter on February, 16, 2016.

North Battleford homeless shelter loses 90 per cent of provincial funding

By Duncan Cairns-Brenner February 17, 2016 - 10:39am Updated: February 17, 2016 - 10:39am

The only homeless shelter in the Battlefords is struggling to keep its doors open after a provincial funding cut.

In December, The Lighthouse homeless shelter in North...

 Denise Donahue Coordinator for Coldest Night of the Year  Melissa Coomberdtsen YWCA and Amy Stensrud Senior Housing Coordinator YWCA at the launch of the Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser.

YWCA to host Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser for family homelessness

By Adriana Christianson January 28, 2016 - 2:47pm Updated: January 28, 2016 - 3:00pm

The Regina YWCA is highlighting the hidden side of homelessness with the 'Coldest Night of the Year' fundraiser walk downtown on Feb. 20.

“We will be raising awareness...

Carmichael Outreach in winter.

Regina's homeless population seeks shelter from the cold

By Adriana Christianson January 18, 2016 - 6:35pm Updated: January 18, 2016 - 6:45pm

When the weather gets really cold on the streets of Regina, Carmichael Outreach keeps doors open to people with nowhere else to go.

Tyler Gray works at Carmichael and he...

A shelter bed.

Regina YMCA looks to put Housing First into action

By 980 CJME January 13, 2016 - 7:04am Updated: January 13, 2016 - 7:15am

Housing First is finally getting its start in Regina.

The successful homelessness strategy has been implemented in communities like Prince Albert and Medicine Hat. It...

A shot from the 84th Saskatoon Remembrance Day Ceremony on Nov. 11, 2015.

Feds estimate 2,250 Canadian Vets depend on homeless shelters

By Brent Bosker January 7, 2016 - 8:22am Updated: January 7, 2016 - 4:28pm

For what's believed to be the first time, the federal government has estimated how many of Canada's homeless are former soldiers — but the department that compiled the report...

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new wellness centre at the Lighthouse in downtown Saskatoon.

The Lighthouse celebrates opening of new unit

By Bryn Levy November 20, 2015 - 4:42pm Updated: November 20, 2015 - 6:16pm

The Lighthouse Supported Living shelter held a grand opening for a new wellness centre on Friday.   The centre will provide 38 beds for people who are under the influence of...