Women's Directorate

Department Overview

Advancing Women's Equality

Women's Directorate

Women's Shelters

Dawson City Women's Shelter
Help and Hope for Families: Watson Lake Transition Home
Kaushee's Place / Yukon Women's Transition Home


Dawson City Women's Shelter

The Dawson City Women's Shelter opened its doors in November, 1987. It provides confidential shelter, support and advocacy to women and children in crisis on a twenty-four hour basis. The home also provides emergency shelter to transient women and their children, and acts as an emergency foster home for the Dept. of Health and Social Services. Outreach Services include home visits, Youth Centre activities, and a weekly childcare drop-in program. All services are provided free of charge.

Phone: 867-993-5086
Fax: 867-993-6235
Mailing Address: Box 784, Dawson City, Yukon Y0B 1G0
E-mail: shelterdirector@northwestel.net
Contact: Diane Schroeder

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Help and Hope For Families: Watson Lake Transition Home/Women's Shelter

Help and Hope for Families Society is a 24-hour shelter home for women and children fleeing an abusive relationship, in transition or in crisis. Help and Hope for Families offers a 24-hour crisis line, safety, confidentiality, advocacy, resource information, referrals and non-judgmental support.

The Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) operates the "I Am Me" program for children from the Help & Hope for Families Women's Shelter. The "I Am Me" program is a prevention/early intervention program for children 3-6 years of age who may be experiencing some changes in their behaviour as a result of circumstances in their lives. The "I Am Me" program also addresses developmental needs of children such as: self esteem, anger, confidence, feelings and much more.

By providing women's groups, children's programs, advocacy, education, referral, resources, community outreach, support and by promoting awareness and empowerment, we believe together we will make a difference. 

Phone: 867-536-7233 24 hours
Fax: 867-536-7770
Mailing Address: Box 864, Watson Lake, Yukon Y0A 1C0
E-mail: edhhfs@northwestel.net
Contact: Caron Statham

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Kaushee's Place / Yukon Women's Transition Home

We offer shelter, outreach, support and advocacy for women and their children fleeing abuse. We are staffed 24 hours a day and provide transportation to the Transition Home within City Limits. In addition to a no-cost thirty day crisis level stay, Kaushee's offers independent second-stage housing in a secure environment based on Yukon housing rates. There is a full time child care worker and a donation room available to women. We offer a 24-hour crisis line and a drop-in outreach service. Please contact Kaushee's for more information.

Crisis Line: 668-5733 (collect calls accepted from outside Whitehorse)
Phone: 867-633-7720
Fax: 867-668-2374
Mailing Address: Box 31392, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 6K8
E-mail: edywth@northwestel.net
Contact: Barbara McInerney

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