For Immediate Release – April 20, 2020
YWCA Shelters and Essential Services remain fully accessible to those in need.
YWCA Regina continues to operate Isabel Johnson Domestic Violence Shelter, My Aunt’s Place Shelter for Women and Families, and Kikinaw Residence to serve our women in need. All four children’s shelters are also still fully operational and actively serving vulnerable children. YWCA Regina Outreach services continue to provide support to those needing assistance in securing stable income, navigating supports, housing, and acquiring basic necessities like infant formula and menstrual supplies.
In order to protect the women and children, and provide opportunity for social distancing and isolation, YWCA Regina has acquired additional apartments within the city and is undergoing renovation within our existing spaces to build fully contained private suites.
As an additional measure of protection against the transmission of COVID-19, we have temporarily closed our main building at 1940 McIntyre Street to non-essential services and at this time are not accepting donations of clothing and household items, or hosting community partners in our rental spaces.
As we mark one month of public closure, it is of utmost importance that our community understand there is still a safe place to go in the face of domestic violence, crisis, and uncertainty.
To access YWCA Services, call our 24-hour number at 306-525-2141, or visit us in person at 1940 McIntyre Street and ring the buzzer at our front door.
In case of emergency, you can also call the Mobile Crisis Helpline at 306-757-0127.
During this difficult time, we are continuing to do as we have always done – welcome the women and children of our community with open arms and provide safety and security to those in need of support.
For questions or comment on this release or YWCA Regina programs and services contact:
Chelsey Lemke, Senior Director Development