More Than Just a Safe Place

Turning Points

YWCA Saskatoon’s Turning Points is a transitional housing program offering a safe, affordable, supportive environment for 14 women who are ready and willing to change their lives for up to one year. Women in this program have the opportunity to create a stable foundation from which to build upon in order to live independently. This program was developed in response to a need for longer-term supports for some of the clients accessing the crisis shelter.

Assistance ForHow to RegisterCost
WomenCall:  (306) 244-2844$459/month

Application form for Turning Points:

TP – Application form 2011 2012

Women enter the program through a referral and interview process and in order to participate in the program, clients must demonstrate readiness to make connections in the community on a daily basis. They can be referred by workers from other agencies or can refer themselves but the key is that they enter the program voluntarily and with the will to make changes in their lives.

Turning Points clients receive:

  • 24 hour support
  • Counselling to help develop life skills and set achievable goals
  • Referrals and connections to community resources
  • Assistance in obtaining gainful employment
  • Access to treatment for mental health and addiction issues
  • Counselling, support, and other opportunities to assist in strengthening life skills

Women who have moved on from Turning Points and are now living independently call this a place to recuperate, a place to be safe from bad people, a place to make a complete 180…and the way to make sure they stay alive for their families.

Please contact us if you have any questions about the Turning Points program.

“That’s what this place is—a way to turn your life over. It gives the opportunity to decide which way you want your life to go.”

– Turning Points Client