The Lighthouse Supported Living Inc. is a Christian non-profit housing provider that offers emergency shelter, supportive living, and affordable housing for men, women, and families in Saskatoon. The Lighthouse addresses the root causes of poverty through providing housing, food services, and employment in a supportive community for anyone in need.
We are committed to caring for the poor, marginalized, and the hard to house. We believe that community has the power to bring about positive change in everyone, and everyone has the potential to bring about positive change in the community.
We live out our beliefs through the following services we offer:
The Lighthouse provides emergency shelter for single men and women in two separate dorms. These emergency shelters are for people who either have no place to call home or their living situation is so unsafe that it is better for them to be in a shelter. The causes of homelessness vary. Some people have had a bad series of events that have set them back financially, domestic violence, addictions, or struggles with mental health. They are given a safe place to sleep, a secure place to store belongings, supportsto help them find employment and long term housing.
The Lighthouse’s first tower was known for many years as the Capri Hotel (and before that the historic Empire Hotel). It features 64 rooms and features a variety of residents who need varying levels of support to allow them to function in the community. It’s a diverse community and ranges from transitioning youth to low income seniors. Some have physical and cognitive disabilities and are overcoming addictions. What they all have in common is that they find a sense of community, safety, and a place to call home at The Lighthouse.
Amidst our supported living rooms, The Lighthouse has nine rooms that have been set aside for residents with mental health issues in partnership with the Saskatoon Health Region. As opposed to a traditional care or group home, our nine long term mental health rooms provide a higher degree of independence for our residents, while helping to manage basic daily living activities such as preparing meals, taking care of medications, learning essential life skills, and obtaining basic needs.
After a time at the Lighthouse, some of our residents are ready to move back into the wider Saskatoon community. The Lighthouse operates three homes in the community for residents to live in where they learn to keep the homes running, live with roommates, and integrate themselves back into part of Saskatoon.
In 2012, The Lighthouse opened it’s east tower, a 58 suite affordable housing facility made up of one and two bedroom suites, classroom space, common area, and a large dining room that is available for all of our residents. The below market rents make it possible for those that are struggling with rents in Saskatoon to have an affordable place to call home.
The expansion of the Lighthouse doesn’t just mean more housing units, it gives us an opportunity to offer new services both residents and others in the community that need it. Our finished building will offer a drop-in centre, a nurses station, employment centre, computer lab, classrooms, and meals open to the public.
Residents of the emergency shelters and supported living programs all get three meals a day cooked up in our onsite kitchen and served in the dining room.
Blue Mountain Outdoor Adventures
Blue Mountain Recreational Area outside of North Battleford offers a tranquil environment beyond the inner city where homeless men and women from across Saskatchewan can realize their full potential and positively change their lives.
Blue Mountain is a social enterprise that operates a community-based employment program. Participants learn the basic life skills necessary to sustain employment and independence. For more information about Blue Mountain, please see the website at www.BlueMountaininCanada.com
If you would like more information on any of the above programs and services, please click on the links for more information and contact information. If you are looking for information that we haven’t provided here, we would love to hear from you at [email protected] or at 306.653.0538.