Safe Temporary Housing
Regina Transition House provides a safe haven for women and children but not at the cost of losing a homelike atmosphere. The organization is committed to providing a functional, pleasant and comfortable atmosphere for women and children.
Counselling / Support / Referral
While at Transition House, staff provide information, support, options and alternatives and a holistic response to the needs of women and children. The shelter is staffed around the clock with staff available to resident clients, and community clients via telephone, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
The shelter’s Children’s Counsellors focuses on the needs of children both in shelter and in our Outreach program. Program priorities are risk assessment, supportive counselling and parenting assistance. Significant program time is committed to work with mothers on issues of child development, realistic expectations and constructive discipline. Referrals are made to various community agencies and services for children’s ongoing needs.
Shelter clients have the option of participating in the “Bridges of Hope” Outreach Program which provides ongoing support and services to women and children from the time of their departure from shelter until they establish independence in the community. Programming focuses on assisting women to maintain stable housing, connecting with community supports and achieving a life without violence. Programs include a weekly supper club, resource group, children’s programming and access to our Elder and cultural events.
The shelter hosts regular in-house visits, feasts, ceremonies and sharing circles with a local Elder. We have worked to ensure that we have space and materials required for free expression of spiritual practices in our shelter.
Public Education and Awareness
Regina Transition House provides information to the public on the issue of interpersonal violence. Presentations have been provided to groups such as the Saskatchewan Police College, the RCMP, Nursing Education Program, work preparation programs, service groups, businesses and community associations.