Students, Educators and FAQs

Supporting students, educators and the community to learn about The Lighthouse and the complex issues we deal with everyday surrounding homelessness, poverty, mental health and addictions is important to The Lighthouse. The more informed our community is, the more likely stigmas will dissipate. Breaking stigmas surrounding all of these issues will create a more inclusive, understanding and supportive community.

If you have a question about The Lighthouse that is not answered here, send it to 


1.What is The Lighthouse mission and vision?

Our Mission
To be a dynamic and innovative housing and service provider in the communities we serve that assists individuals in reaching higher levels of personal growth, independence and resilience by providing supports and meeting needs through a person-centred approach. 

Our Vision
Building people up with dignity, respect and love.

More info at About Us

2. How long has The Lighthouse been  in existence? 

Since 1992.

More info at History of The Lighthouse

3. How does a person access Lighthouse emergency shelters. 

Visit If You are Homeless in Saskatoon

4. Do you have to be sober to access Lighthouse services?

No. The Lighthouse supports anyone in need of a safe place to stay.

5. How does an intoxicated person access The Lighthouse intox shelter?

Visit If You are Homeless and Intoxicated in Saskatoon

6. What about the people who say they are banned from The Lighthouse? 

The Lighthouse works with other community organizations that support our city’s vulnerable people who don’t have a home to make sure that no one is forgotten. We meet regularly to strategize ways of supporting people who currently don’t fit into any programs of support.

7. What about the people hanging around The Lighthouse building? Why do they do that? 

The Lighthouse is the permanent home to over 150 people. If residents want to go outside for a breath of fresh air, or to have a smoke, or to people watch, they go to the sidewalk outside their front door on 20th Street.

There are also people who are living on the street who feel safer sitting outside of The Lighthouse than anywhere else in the city right now. Staff regularly talk to these people to build relationships that may lead to trust that may lead to helping them find a safe home to live in.

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