Mumford House : A Shelter for Homeless Women & their Children
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
are looking for information about the services that Mumford
House offers, please call 244.6280 ext. 101 or email.
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.
When You Need It
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.
need help and a place to go, you can:
to your Income Security Worker at Social Services (if you
have one) about coming to the Mumford House.
Emergency After Hours at 306.242.6833 and explain that you
need emergency shelter.
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.
are accessing Mumford House services, you may have some questions
do I have to bring to the Shelter?
You don't need anything but yourself and your children.
there a cost?
The Shelter and all our programs are funded by the Ministrie of Social Services.
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
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.
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
I have to share a room?
Women with children have a room to themselves. Single women
typically share a room with other single women.
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.
I bring my children?
Many lawyers recommend bringing your children with you due to
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I still go to work/school/appointments/friends?