$75,000

FUNDRAISING GOAL

Help Us Reach Our Goal!

$13,700 / $75,000

Along with the kick-off to our city’s short but sweet summers, this is the launch of the annual YWCA Regina SAY YES! campaign. Between July 8- August 9th, our goal is raise $75,000 to support the ongoing delivery of YWCA Regina’s vital programs and services, which includes three emergency women’s shelters, three supportive housing residences, four children’s homes, outreach crisis support services, cultural healing practices and extensive community programs for youth and families. 

SAY YES! to being part of a community that cares 

SAY YES! to building a brighter future for our city’s most vulnerable women and children 

SAY YES! to contributing to providing daily wrap-around supports that advance healing and create a brighter future for all 

SAY YES! to donating TODAY because every single dollar helps! 

WHO YOU’RE HELPING:

YWCA Regina exists to support local women, gender-diverse folks and families realize their full potential. Approx. 15,000 women and gender diverse folks and their children were served by YWCA Regina in 2023 through its women’s housing, outreach services, children’s homes, community programs, childcare, and community events. Approx. 85% of the women and children supported annually are from Indigenous communities.  

WHAT YOU’RE HELPING:

SAY YES! is YWCA Regina’s annual community-driven fundraising initiative that relies on the dedication of staff, volunteers, and the community to raise funds needed to sustain its annual community services.

SAY YES! to supporting: 

  • Women’s Shelters & Supportive Residences 

YWCA Regina offers three emergency shelters: Isabel Johnson Domestic Violence Shelter, My Aunt’s Place Emergency Homeless Shelter, and Joan’s Place Low-barrier Temporary Women’s Shelter. It also manages three supportive housing residences, including: Kikinaw Women’s Residence, Eagle Staff Hill Sober-Living Women’s Residence and Amowacistin Pahkahokowin (Beehive Heartbeat) Family Reunification House. 

  • Safe Housing for Children 

YWCA Regina’s four children’s homes focus on cultural safety and foster a sense of belonging, care, and understanding for children who are awaiting the next step in their journey. 

  • Cultural Healing Practices  

A mandate of YWCA Regina is to offer culturally relevant healing practices that focus on reconciliation. It delivers this through offering an annual Youth Resurgence Camp, Indigenous language classes, including smudging within outreach support, offering grief counseling alongside elders, hosting regular ceremonies and sweats for its staff and residents, Indigenous medicine picking and more. 

  • Education, Mentorship & Employment Community  Programming 

Through impactful day camps and ongoing programming like Big Sisters of Regina, Power of Being You, Power of Being a Girl, and Youth Employment Programs, YWCA Regina provides important mentorship that encourages healing, growth and success to children and youth in the community.   

  • Crisis Outreach Support Services 

YWCA Regina Outreach Team works to support women and families through crisis in a trauma-informed way by providing outreach services that support basic needs including hygiene, transportation to appointments or programming, and sourcing and securing safe housing. In 2023, the Outreach Department helped 96 women and families total in relation to their housing search. 

We’ve partnered with a number of local business champions who have SAID YES! to donating a portion of their proceeds during the campaign period running July 8 to August 9! Support us, by supporting them and enjoying some delicious treats while at it!