Abuse can happen to anyone — young or old, wealthy or poor. It isn’t you fault.
When you are ready to take your first step toward freedom, there is always hope and space to grow at Shelwin House.
Protect yourself and your children from an abusive relationship and learn to live without fear at Shelwin House. Operated by Yorkton Women In Need Inc, Shelwin House in Yorkton is a shelter for women and children fleeing abusive relationships.
Women involved in an abusive relationship can call 1-306-783-7233 (SAFE), or toll free at 1-888-783-3111 anytime.
We are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Licensed for 15 people, we have a staff on duty 24 hours a day to welcome new arrivals at any time during the day or night. Based on the fundamentals of protection and confidentiality, the Shelwin House provides you with meals, emergency supplies, clothing, support counselling, advocacy and referrals to agencies such as legal aid, social services and police. Your length of stay will vary depending on your needs.
Although we are based in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, you can transfer to any transition house in Canada.
We strive to make positive changes in your life by providing referrals to community and government resources. We offer parenting and life skills support while providing the basic comforts of home. Shelwin House has a 24-hour crisis line and assists you in getting re-established in the community. We can also provide you with a helpful community information package.
The staff at the Shelwin House will recognize your individual strengths while helping to rebuild your self-confidence, self-esteem and acceptance of self and others. We can educate you about the cycle of violence and help you realize that you are not alone.
All it takes is one phone call to Shelwin House and we will help you and your children to become survivors and end the cycle of abuse. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
It’s not just physical assaults. Read about the signs of domestic abuse and how you can make a huge difference in your life by freeing yourself from this type of situation.
We accept monetary donations, as well as new clothing, toiletries and other supplies that help women and their children transition to their new lives.