If You Are Homeless in Saskatoon

If you are homeless in Saskatoon

If you have no place to stay tonight and can’t stay with family and friends,
The Lighthouse is here to help. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,
365 days a year.

Before 5pm:
You will need to contact the Ministry of Social Services (MSS) to apply for emergency shelter stay funding.

  • Online: MSS Income Support
  • Phone: 1-866-221-5200 
  • TTY: 1-866-995-0099
  • In Person: Visit the nearest MSS office
    • Monday to Friday
    • 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (closed between 12-1pm)
    • Note: Social Services offices are closed on all public holidays.  

If you have a social worker or a case worker, talk with them and let them know what is going on. 

After 5pm:
If you need emergency shelter and it is after 5pm, come directly to The Lighthouse where you can stay one night.  Staff can answer your questions and will help you prepare to apply for funding from MSS the next day.  

The next day, you will need to go to the MSS office (2 blocks from The Lighthouse) to apply for emergency funding for additional night stays while you work with The Lighthouse to find a more permanent place to stay. 

The Lighthouse does not want anyone to sleep outside at night. If you feel like you don’t have any options, please call us at 306-653-0538 or stop by at 304 2nd Avenue South.

Don’t spend the night on the streets or in a place that isn’t safe.

If you are at risk of losing your house or home

If you know that you are likely to be without somewhere to live soon, contact the  Ministry of Social Services and request to speak to a worker to explain your situation.  They will direct you to more resources.