YWCA Regina’s My Aunt’s Place and Kikinaw Residence offer stability to our community’s most vulnerable women. My Aunt’s Place is Regina’s only emergency homeless shelter for women and families. We are committed to a community where all women and children have their basic needs met and look forward to creating a world in which everyone has a safe place to call home.
YWCA Regina’s Kikinaw Residence has 49 single rooms and two rooms for more than one person that are used for emergency situations. There are communal washrooms on each floor and shared kitchens on two of the floors. Each room is equipped with a small fridge, sink, storage space, and a bed with bedding.
We offer a safe and affordable home for single women. Many of the women who live with us were once homeless, and many live with mental illness and/or substance use disorder. We provide support with daily life skills and problem solving. Our staff offer supportive counselling and referrals within the community which help women create stability for themselves. They are supported and encouraged in creating a plan for the step step in their housing journey.
As part of the residence, we also offer support for teens, as well as those who have been released from a Federal Correctional Facility and are on parole.
If you wish to rent a room, please call 306-525-2141 and ask for the residence worker to inquire about availability. Since we are often at full capacity, we suggest calling after the 15th of the month to check if we have a room opening at the end of the month.
In 2009, YWCA Regina launched My Aunt’s Place for emergency housing for single women and families. With guidance from the Housing First model of service, My Aunt’s Place focuses on developing relationships with landlords and seeking safe, affordable housing for the women and families who turn to us, while providing emergency housing services and supporting clients by meeting them where they are when they come for help, and providing support to assist them in getting to where they want to be.
Once a resident or family transitions out of My Aunt’s Place to a more permanent housing situation, an outreach staff member stays connected with them to ensure the necessary supports are in place to maintain stable housing. The facility accommodates 32 individuals nightly and operates at close to 100% capacity every night.
YWCA Regina is committed to a community where all women and families have their basic needs met. My Aunt’s Place is a temporary YWCA shelter for those confronted with the crisis of homelessness. With 24-hour staffing, the program is prepared to support women and families in moving towards stability.
If you are in need of emergency housing, please call My Aunt’s Place to inquire. If no beds are available, a shelter counsellor will work with you to find referrals and other supports that are available.
YOU can support My Aunt’s Place and help us serve homeless women and families by making a donation. CLICK HERE to donate to My Aunt’s Place.