We are a supportive housing program with a community outreach component, for women and their children who are fleeing abuse. We provide support for these women by keeping families together wherever they are on their journey.
The safe house is short term shelter for female clients and their children. They will receive health and hygiene supplies, healthy meals, and basic necessities during their stay. We can also support clients with community outreach and alternative housing searches.
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. We provide support for these women by keeping families together wherever they are on their journey.
Note: While programs and supports are focused on Indigenous teachings, you do not have to be First Nations to access the LKSH.
During their stay each client will meet with a support worker and create a care plan that is tailored to the needs of that client and their family.
Some of the supports the clients may receive are:
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.
The staff of the LKSH is a cohesive team of women who have years of unique experience, education, and training in supporting women and children in crisis. The team is continually improving their knowledge basket with the newest and up to date methods of trauma informed care and support, with person-centered supports and service delivery.
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.