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Yellowknife Sheltering Agencies

Yellowknife Women's Society

 The Yellowknife women's Society is a community-based charitable organization with the goal to support and assist women in empowering themselves.

The Centre for Northern Families

  • Healthy Baby & Healthy Toddler Programs
  • Daycare
Phone: 867-873-2566  
The Centre for Northern Families Website

Yellowknife Women's Center

  • Emergency Shelter for Women
  • Weekly Walk-in Clinic
  • Food Hamper Program (bsed on availability)
  • Single Room Occupancy Units for women transitioning to independent housing options

Yellowknife Housing First Program

Supports chronically homeless individuals to access, maintain and retain private market housing, providing supports to participants to transition into housing

Office location: 5020-47 Street, Yellowknife

 Side Door

SideDoor is Yellowknife's only center providing both a safe haven and practical supports to youth experiencing homelessness.


  • Practical Supports and Life Skills
  • Employment, Training and Literacy
  • Mental Health and Addictions

Phone: 867-766-3272
Side Door Website

Location: 4903-50 Street (next door to Overlander Sports)

 Hope's Haven

  • Hope's Haven Emergency Shelter for youth 15-19 yrs. Hours: 6 pm - 8 am daily. Breakfast served.
  • Hope's Haven Transitional Housing Program for youth 15-19. Youth are housed onsite and receive intensive supports to end the cycle of homelessness.

Location: 5114-52 Street

Phone 867-766-HOPE (4673)

Salvation Army

  • Mens (adult) Emergency Shelter
  • Resource Centre
  • Bailey House Transitional Housing for Men
  • Thrift Store
  • Church
  • Food Bank

Services provided but not limited to:

  • Clothing and Houseware Vouchers
  • Food Hampers
  • Christmas Hampers and Toys
  • Soup Kitchen (serving 2 hot meals daily)
  • Community Feasts
  • Foot Washing Program
  • Sock Exchange Program
  • Advocacy Work
  • Life Skills Courses
  • Income Tax Preparation
  • Anger Management Course
  • Job Search
  • Literacy Program
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Hygiene Products Available
  • Showers & Bathroom Facilities
Phone: 867-920-HOPE (4673)
Salvation Army Website

 Yellowknife YWCA

  • Family Violence Shelter
  • Transitional Housing
  • Children & Youth Programs
Phone: 867-920-2777
Yellowknife YWCA Website


Hours of Operation

Winter Hours effective following the Labour Day Weekend
until prior to the Victoria Day Weekend (September to May)
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Summer Hours effective following the Victoria Day Weekend
until prior to the Labour Day Weekend (May to September)
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Mailing Address & Phone Numbers

Yellowknife City Hall
4807 - 52 Street, P.O. Box 580, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N4

Switchboard - (867) 920-5600
Mayor/City Manager - (867) 920-5634
Booking Clerk - (867) 669-3457
Municipal Enforcement (MED) - (867) 920-5630
After Hours (MED) - (867) 920-2737
After Hours (Public Works) - (867) 920-5699