What We Do
Women’s Shelter, Saakaate House provides the following:
Emergency Shelter: The shelter provides a safe and secure environment for abused women and their children.
24-hour Staff: The shelter offers a 24 hour crisis line and is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Support and Safety: For women who do not reside at the shelter, appointments can be made to speak and/or meet with the Transitional & Housing Support Worker. Referrals are made for any resources a woman may need in the community.
Counseling Services for Abused Women: Supportive counseling is available to women while they reside at the shelter. Staff provide options and referrals to assist women in making informed choices. A Mental Health Therapist is on staff to provide counseling.
Referrals and Resources: Staff are knowledgeable of community resources and are able to provide women with information about services relating to health, legal, education, social assistance, and housing.
Visiting Nurse: Weekly visits to the Shelter by a Nurse Practitioner to assist women and children with primary health needs in a safe and supportive environment. Funded by Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation.