Who We Are

Women’s Shelter, Saakaate House is a shelter for women and their children who are experiencing violence in their lives and seek safety.

Confidential 24-hour support and safety are offered by staff working from a feminist perspective in an environment in which women can make informed decisions. We are committed to changing societal conditions and attitudes which perpetuate violence and abuse against women.



Promote and support personal empowerment, independence, and autonomy.


Educate the public about violence against women and children and contribute in ways to the prevention and eradication of violence against women.

Service Area

Provide services to women who have experienced violence and who reside in and around Kenora, Keewatin, Jaffray Melick, surrounding trade area, and outlying First Nations communities.


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 & Safety

Appointments can be made with the Transitional & Housing Support Worker.

Counseling Services

Supportive counseling is available to women while they reside at the shelter.

Referrals & Resources

Information about health, legal, education, social assistance, and housing services.

Visiting Nurse

Weekly visits to the Shelter by a Nurse Practitioner to assist women and children.

Our Mission

Women’s Shelter, Saakaate House provides a safe and empowering environment for women and their children who have experienced violence and abuse.


In Our Community

Canadian Women’s Foundation Grant
We would like to thank the campaign partners of Canadian Women’s Foundation ...
KLWCF Grant Received
Sincerest Thanks go to Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundations Moffat ...
Launch of Sheltersafe.ca
Women’s Shelter, Saakaate House Inc. celebrates today’s launch of the new Sheltersafe.ca online ...

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