New Emergency Shelter to Open in Saskatoon

by John McAlister
Categories: Newswire
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The Salvation Army Saskatoon will open a new 41-bed emergency shelter for women and children by the end of February. “The need for this service is great,” says Captain Rhonda Smith, executive director of The Salvation Army Saskatoon Community Centre.

“The new shelter is one of two in Saskatoon and will provide some of our community’s most vulnerable residents with the sanctuary and help they need during periods of extreme personal crisis and upheaval,” continues Smith.

The facility is a renovated 4-plex and has 14 bedrooms. Thirteen will be available to women and children and one bedroom is a dorm with four beds for single women.

The shelter will be open 24/7 and guests can stay up to seven days, or longer if necessary.