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The Mumford House : A Shelter for Homeless Women & their Children

As the need for help in our community has grown, so has the need for shelter beds for women and children. Mumford House is a 36 bed shelter for women and their children who need a safe place to call home while they look for safe and sustainable longer term housing.

If you are looking for information about the services that Mumford House offers, please call 244.6280 ext. 101 or email mumfordhouse@salvationarmysaskatoon.org. If you are looking for a place to get off the streets or find a place safe from abuse for you and your family, please call 242.6833 and ask for emergency assistance.

Help When You Need It

You may need to use the services provided by the Mumford House for a variety of reasons. You may have no where to go, you or your children aren't safe at home, you may be afraid of someone you love.

If you need help and a place to go, you can:

  • Talk to your Income Security Worker at Social Services (if you have one) about coming to the Mumford House.
  • Call Emergency After Hours at 306.242.6833 and explain that you need emergency shelter.
  • Call 306.244.6280 ext. 101 and speak to a Mumford House staff member and explain your situation. Staff can answer your questions or just listen. Open 24 hours.

If you are accessing Mumford House services, you may have some questions

What do I have to bring to the Shelter?
You don't need anything but yourself and your children.

Is there a cost?
The Shelter and all our programs are provided free of charge.

How long can I stay at the Shelter?
The maximum stay at the Shelter is 30 days. Staff will help you find housing and community help to make the change to your new life.

Is the Shelter a safe place to take children?
Around half of our Shelter residents are children. Our child and youth program is fun, safe and children love it.

What is provided at the Shelter?
Blankets, food, toiletries and toys are provided. Basics such as a change of clothing and pyjamas are supplied if you don't have them.

Will I have to share a room?
Women with children have a room to themselves. Single women typically share a room with other single women.

What can I bring with me?
If you have time to pack, or want to plan ahead, see our safety plan for what to bring when you leave.

Should I bring my children?
Many lawyers recommend bringing your children with you due to custody issues.

Will I be safe at Mumford House?
The Shelter has security features to keep families and staff safe. If anyone calls looking for you we do not tell him or her you are a client unless we have your consent to do so or the law requires we do.

How do I get to the Shelter if I don't have a car?
Depending on your situation, we can send a cab or you can come by bus. If the police are involved they may bring you as well.

Do you have space?
We can house up to 36 people in 11 bedrooms. Please call the Salvation Army Emergency After Hours to see if we have space. If we don't, we will help you find a safe place.

What will happen when I come in?
Staff will meet with you when you arrive. You will spend about an hour filling out forms and sharing the basics about your situation so we can learn about your need for support. Staff will give you a tour of the shelter and let you get settled into your room.

Can people come and go?
Yes. There is a curfew in the evenings to help with safety unless the woman is working or out of the shelter for medical reasons.

Can I still go to work/school/appointments/friends?
Yes.

339 Avenue C South. Saskatoon, SK. S7M 1N5 | 306.242.6833