MN–S partners with Prince Albert Grand Council to support Prince Albert YWCA shelter
July 15, 2021 – A partnership between Métis Nation–Saskatchewan (MN–S) and Prince Albert Grand Council (PAGC) has helped a Prince Albert safe shelter reopen its doors for the summer.
The YWCA Stepping Stones Shelter opened over the winter to offer safe spaces for people during the cold months and COVID-19. As we enter the hottest time of the year over the summer months, extreme heat is also a health concern for individuals. It can cause heat stroke, aggravate heart disease and worsen mental health issues. MN–S Housing Director Christena Konrad says, “Although it is important to reduce the health implications of extreme temperatures by providing shelter from the elements we experience in Saskatchewan, shelter is a basic human need, and no one should have to resort to sleeping on the streets at any time of year.”
With the support and assistance of MN–S and PAGC, the shelter will open evenings to provide temporary, safe overnight lodging for up to 20 individuals. Meals, shower and laundry facilities and semi-private sleeping quarters are available to clients. The shelter staff also provide opportunities to connect clients to other services, including permanent housing locators.
MN–S contributed $164,397 to support the Stepping Stones Shelter project until September 30, 2021.
For more information or to contact Stepping Stones, go here.