DOWNTOWN BROWNE’S YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER
1314 – 11TH AVE, REGINA, SK. (306) 545-3445
The 15 bed gender-inclusive emergency shelter, funded through the Ministry of Social Services (MSS), serves youth between the ages of 16-18. Downtown Browne’s is a voluntary, youth-centered service intended to provide short term, supportive accommodation on an emergency-crisis intervention basis to at-risk youth. MSS has defined at-risk youth as those surrounded by negative environmental factors, demonstrating high personal vulnerability and at-risk of homelessness.
Downtown Browne’s fosters a safe and supportive environment where youth can not only meet their basic physical needs (e.g. food, warmth, clothing, shelter, hygiene), but also address their social needs to effectively make positive changes in their lives through the resources and programming offered
by the safe shelter staff.
Staff of the shelter help create individualized plans to help youth to connect to the community and promote involvement, integration and peer support. The Safe Shelter is staffed by an awake team, 24/7, and is part of a residential care continuum that includes: staffed peer homes, mentored peer homes, independent living environments, and other services and supports within the child services continuum.
Self-referrals or MSS Referrals welcome.