Resources and Support Services: Saskatchewan
Crisis Lines/Mental Health Awareness
Mobile Crisis Service – Saskatoon
Call: (306) 933-6200
Mobile Crisis Service – Regina
Call: (306) 757-0127
Mobile Crisis Service is open to all individuals and is a service without fees. The caller defines his/her need sometimes with the assistance of the crisis worker. Crisis Workers then respond accordingly, based on assessment of risk. Individuals and families may call for direct or indirect help for their loved ones with other challenges, such as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Acquired Brain Injury, physical disabilities, and mental health problems.
Caring Crisis Workers, with the professional skills needed to respond effectively to a variety of crises, provide service to the Saskatoon community around the clock. They assess and plan responses to dozens of complex and high-risk calls ranging from domestic violence to suicide prevention to child abuse and more.
Saskatchewan Income Support
The actual amount of money you get will depend on your situation. If eligible, you will get a monthly benefit amount that reflects your circumstances. For example, if you:
- have a spouse/partner;
- have children;
- pay for a place to live such as rent or a mortgage; or
- live in a remote northern community.
Your circumstances are assessed every month so the amount you’re paid may change.
- Single – $325
- Couple without dependent children – $425
- Family – $500
Basic Benefit – includes food, clothing, travel, personal and household items (monthly rate).
Shelter Benefit – includes rent, mortgage payments, utilities, taxes and all other shelter-related costs (monthly rate).
Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability
SAID benefits include three main components:
- The Living Income –
a fixed amount of monthly income that allows beneficiaries the opportunity to
make decisions and have more control over how to spend their income.
Participants make decisions on how much to spend on shelter, food, basic
transportation and other items.
- The Disability Income –
is designed to help with costs related to the impact of disability.
- The Exceptional Need Income – helps individuals with a number of special circumstances. For example, additional income is available for clothing recommended by a health professional, special food items, food and grooming costs associated with service animals, and home care.
As of July 1, 2019, annual (calendar year) earned income exemptions are:
- $6,000 for single beneficiaries
- $7,200 for couples
- $8,500 for families
Family Worker Program/Family Services
Call: (306) 244-0174
This program is a socially-oriented program providing services to anyone in need of support. The workers help navigate social services, assist in filling out forms and support individuals and families who are experiencing challenges relating to poverty, alcoholism, drug abuse, spousal/child abuse and cross cultural issues. Programs offer:
- Cross-cultural awareness
- Money management
Saskatoon Housing Initiatives Partnership
Call: (306) 979-6706
Saskatoon Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) is a multifaceted organization that plays an instrumental role in both affordable housing, and solutions around homelessness in our community. At SHIP, we work to provide consultation and research services, and front-line support to groups developing affordable housing. We raise awareness about the need for affordable housing and research innovative policy solutions.
Carmichael Outreach Housing Support Program
Call: (306) 757-2235 ext. 3
Our Housing Support Program provides support to members of our community struggling to find and maintain housing. We compile and distribute a weekly list of affordable rentals to over 100 community partners and provide assistance in navigating the Residential Tenancies Act. We operate using the Housing First model, with a focus on creating a supportive environment for our communities most complex members. We focus on relationship building, mediation between tenants and landlords, tenancy skill-building, and ensuring that when people find their rental, they also find their home.
Saskatoon Food Bank
Call: (306) 664-6565
Provides two to three days of emergency food for anyone in need from Saskatoon and the surrounding area.
Regina Food Bank
Call: (306) 791-6533
Distributes food hampers to residents of Regina in need.