Lighthouse News

100 pizzas were given out at the Lighthouse and Friendship Inn on Jan. 14, 2017.

Non-profit gives out pizza as part of 'Feed the Homeless' campaign

By JT Marshall January 14, 2017 - 9:06pm Updated: January 14, 2017 - 9:06pm

There was a pizza party for the homeless Saturday afternoon at the Lighthouse and Friendship Inn in Saskatoon.

"The comments were overwhelming," said Co-ordinator for...

Affinity Credit Union announced Wednesday it will match donations for new boilers at the Lighthouse Supported Living.

Affinity Credit Union to match donations for new boilers at Lighthouse

By 650 CKOM December 21, 2016 - 1:07pm Updated: December 21, 2016 - 1:07pm

Christmas is a time for giving, and a local business is stepping up to help the Lighthouse Supported Living with a hole in its budget.

Affinity Credit Union announced...

The Lighthouse Supported Living has seen the number of people in need of emergency shelter double during Saskatoon's recent cold snap.

Lighthouse shelters Saskatoon's neediest during cold snap despite reduced funds

By 650 CKOM December 12, 2016 - 8:04am Updated: December 12, 2016 - 10:26am

With temperatures plummeting in Saskatoon, staff at The Lighthouse Supported Living say they can't let a lack of provincial funding force them to turn people away.   "It's...

People seeking shelter at The Lighthouse in Saskatoon are being turned away due to provincial funding cuts announced in September.

Funding cuts leave people in the cold outside Lighthouse in Saskatoon

By 650 CKOM November 16, 2016 - 6:49am Updated: November 16, 2016 - 6:52am

People in need are camping outside The Lighthouse while beds inside sit empty.

Those seeking shelter are being turned away due to provincial funding cuts announced in...

Hundreds took over 2nd avenue in Saskatoon protesting the Lighthouse cuts.

Hundreds protest Lighthouse funding cuts in Saskatoon

By JT Marshall October 23, 2016 - 9:38am Updated: October 23, 2016 - 8:10pm

A large rally was staged against the provincial government's cuts to The Lighthouse in Saskatoon Saturday afternoon.

"We come through 10 years of good times and now when...

The province announced Social Services won't pay for people to stay in the Lighthouse if they're getting other funding for housing.

UPDATE: Lighthouse director says Social Services decisions leave people sleeping in the streets

By Bryn Levy September 29, 2016 - 7:18pm Updated: September 30, 2016 - 1:43pm

The executive director of Lighthouse Supported Living said he got the news the Ministry of Social Services won't directly fund the shelter's unit for intoxicated people shortly...

Saskatchewan's Ministry of Social Services said on Wednesday that it is cutting funding to the Lighthouse stabilization unit.

Province cuts funding to Lighthouse unit housing intoxicated people

By Bryn Levy September 28, 2016 - 5:03pm Updated: September 29, 2016 - 6:50am

The provincial Ministry of Social Services is cutting funding to the Lighthouse stabilization unit.   The unit is a 20-bed dorm that houses intoxicated people who do not pose a...

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...

Up to a dozen people were living in a space beneath the condemned Traffic Bridge.

'Life comes before property;' The ongoing struggle with homelessness in Saskatoon

By Lasia Kretzel September 19, 2015 - 8:49am Updated: September 19, 2015 - 8:52am

Chris Moyah can remember in vivid detail the two months he spent living under the bridge in Prince Albert.

After an argument, he was thrown out of a friend's home...