In 2017, the Saulteau First Nations (SFN) community was rocked to the core by a senseless act of violence which resulted in the death of two of their beloved community members, Linda and Krystina. In a response, the community rallied to create a solution for future individuals who are facing violence at the hands of a spouse or family member.
The Chief and Council of the Saulteau First Nations purchased the safe house with the goal of bringing awareness and support to the community.
The Linda Krystina Safe House is a supportive housing program for women in need from any background. We provide support for these women by keeping families together wherever they are on their journey.
The purpose of the Linda Krystina Safe House (LKSH) is to provide a haven for women and their children fleeing violence; giving them the opportunity to feel safe and supported while they heal. The program is grounded with a focus on bringing Indigenous teachings and healing to every aspect of the programming and supports offered to each client.
Note: While programs and supports are focused on Indigenous teachings, you do not have to be First Nations to access the LKSH.
The Linda Krystina Safe House is staffed 24 hours per day, 7 days per week for around the clock support and services. Clients receive all the necessary health and hygiene supplies, healthy meals, and any other basic needs during their stay at the safe house.
Clients work with the staff one to one to gain basic life skills, develop family management skills, and access Cultural Supports and Programming as well as recreational group activities.
What brings a sense of uniqueness to the supports and programs offered at the LKSH is that we strive to ensure all supports and services are culturally based to assist the clients in healing their mind, body, spirit, and soul.