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Safe Shelter for Domestic Violence (​Sa Kew Chu Sa’Kew Ko’ni Kwa)

Provided by: Athabasca Health Authority

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Service Description

SAFE SHELTER: 306-439-2777

Provides a safe place for women and children fleeing any type of violence (ie. physical abuse, emotional / psychological abuse, sexual abuse, abuse of children). Shelter staff act as advocates for women and children, accessing housing, legal aid, and other community services.  

Shelter has five rooms (with private bathroom in each) and can hold up to 22 people. Also provides transportation to the shelter, mental health programs, life skills programming, domestic violence awareness, parenting classes, cultural activities and more.


Women (and their children) who are survivors of domestic violence. - Minors ages 16+ with no parental accompaniment welcome. - Males over 18 years welcome if in care of a parent/guardian. - Accepts children if older sibling is in the shelter.

Application Process

1. Clients can self-refer or can be referred by nursing, mental health, NNADAP, RCMP etc. with consent of the client
2. Referring person (including client) calls (306) 439- 2777 and speaks to intake staff. Interview is completed over phone.
3. If the shelter is full, the client is put on a wait list and based on their situation is prioritized as low, high, or immediate.​
NOTE: Single women can come to the shelter, not only women with children. No men will be admitted into the shelter, but we will assist in making referrals for other agencies who house men of domestic violence.

Business Line: 306-439-2777

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Coverage Area

Black Lake First Nation, Camsell Portage, Fond du Lac Denesuline First Nation, Stony Rapids, Uranium City

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Sa Kew Chu Sa’Kew Ko’ni Kwa – Safe Shelter​​​


Black Lake SK  S0J 0H0

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