The Lighthouse is an emergency shelter, supported living facility and an affordable housing provider for those who need help in Saskatoon. The Lighthouse is located in downtown Saskatoon, on the corner of 2nd Avenue South and 20th Avenue East.
Who We Serve
Our primary clientele are men, women, and teens who have struggled to find or maintain independent housing. Many of our residents have struggled with mental health and addictions in the past. When they come to the Lighthouse, they find a supportive living environment, positive relationships, and programming that leads to life change.
Women Emergency Shelter
The Lighthouse just opened a brand new 20 bed emergency shelter providing a safe place for single women to go when they are homeless or find their current living arrangements unsafe. There is staff there 24 hours a day, 365 days a year which provide security, essential goods, three meals a day and help in locating a new place to call home when they are ready to leave.
Men Emergency Shelter
For men, we have 17 beds for men at their crisis point. Emergency assistance is provided in the form of shelter, three meals a day, a place to stay warm (or cool), access to computers for job and apartment searches.
Long Term Supportive Housing
For some the Lighthouse is a place to stay for a little while until they get their life in order. Whether that stay is a couple of months or a couple of years, the Lighthouse strives to provide a place where people can call home for however long they stay with us.
In the fall of 2012, the Lighthouse opened its 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 rental suites are rented out at below market value which make it possible for those that have been unable to afford rent to be able to enjoy a comfortable, safe apartment that they will be thrilled to call home.
After a time at the Lighthouse, some of our residents are ready to move back into the wider Saskatoon community. The Lighthouse operates five 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 members of the community.
The Lighthouse’ programs are life-changing, and your continued support of them means that more lives are restored every year.