Social Programs

Community Outreach (Saskatoon)
Community Outreach provides on-going support to youth aged 12-21 in care of the Ministry of Social Services (MSS) within the Saskatoon Community. Outreach support is able to stay attached to the youth regardless of MSS housing placement. Community Outreach focuses on connecting with youth and building trusting relationships, assisting in the development of life skills, support in social and cultural needs, and supporting them within the education, legal and social services systems while guiding youth through day-to-day adolescent and young adult issues. The youth are supported by a team of staff members covering 7 days a week on a rotational basis.


Bert’s Safe Shelter (Saskatoon)
Bert’s provides youth a temporary placement for male youth aged 12-17 years for approximately 30 days. Referrals come from the Ministry of Social Services (MSS). Bert’s provides 24/7 staffing support. The goal is to support these youth where they are at by providing emergency needs such as housing, addiction, family breakdown, education, and safety. Bert’s focuses on short-term concentrated case planning to prepare them for their next residence; which can include a JHSS long-term home.  With the help of the Ministry of Social Services, JHSS was able to expand the services at Bert’s from 5 to 7 beds in 2019.


Basswood Place (Saskatoon)
Basswood Place provides youth aged 12-16 years a long-term home. It is a 24/7 staffed peer home with referrals from the Ministry of Social Services (MSS). The goal is to support these youth where they are at while supporting long-term development. The youth require ongoing support in the decision-making process regarding their current circumstances and plans for the future.


Jays Place (Saskatoon)
Jays Place provides youth aged 12-16 years a long-term home. Jays Place is a Mentor model peer home and referrals come from the Ministry of Social Services (MSS). Youth come to the home with a higher level of commitment to case planning and goal-setting, however do require support in the decision-making process.


Cedar House (Saskatoon)
Cedar House provides youth aged 16-21 years a long-term home. Cedar House is a Mentor model peer home and referrals come from the Ministry of Social Services (MSS). Youth come to the home with a higher level of commitment to case planning, goal-setting, life skills development and long-term planning. Youth are supported in their decision-making process, navigating the education system, developing employment skills, and securing meaningful employment. 


Life Skills Program (Saskatoon)
The Life Skills program is committed to providing youth tools, education, self-awareness and social connections through a wide range of daily living strategies. The program runs once a week for 2 hours.  Each week a facilitator or community partner offers the youth life skills development on wide range of topics. 


Supported Independent Living Apartments (SIL) (Regina, Saskatoon)
SIL is the final supported living option in the continuum of care. SIL provides youth aged 16-21 a long-term home in an apartment. Referrals come from the Ministry of Social Services (MSS). Youth come to the program with a higher level of commitment to case planning, goal-setting, life skills development and long-term future planning. Youth receive day-to day support from a staff member guiding them in their transition to independence outside of care. This support includes supporting the youth as they navigate the education system, developing employment skills, assistance in securing meaningful employment, evolving their life skills, such as decision-making, budgeting, cooking, relationships and personal development. SIL is a successful program that has seen youth take major strides forward in their personal journey.


Robert’s Place (Regina)
Robert’s Place is a voluntary peer home for male youth ages 12-15 in care of the Ministry of Social Services. It is designed to offer youth a safe and stable living environment in addition to a positive support system. Youth living at Robert’s Place choose to live a healthy lifestyle while continuously working to make positive choices. Youth will have an opportunity to build the skills needed to enhance their quality of life, attain their goals, and become healthy, productive members of the community.


Stewart’s Place (Regina)
Stewart’s Place is a voluntary mentor home for male youth ages 16-21 in care of the Ministry of Social Services. This program is tailored to assist youth who are choosing a healthy lifestyle to become independent in the next stage of young adulthood. Caseworkers facilitate life skills development, independent living skills, employment supports and post-secondary education preparation. Youth agree to be involved in all programming/daily living associated with the house.


Lulu’s Lodge (Regina)
Lulu’s Lodge is a 5-bedroom supportive transitional home for LGBTQ2S+ youth aged 16-21 facing homelessness in Regina. In addition to a live-in mentor, we provide guidance and support around education, physical health, mental wellness, family reunification, legal matters, and advocacy. We make referrals to community agencies to ensure a continuum of care. Recently, JHSS purchased a new home that will allow us to expand services and supports to youth in this area.


Cornerstone Drop-In (Regina, Moose Jaw)
Cornerstone Drop-In provides a safe, inclusive space for a number of vulnerable and at-risk people in our community. We offer community based support and programming to assist participants with the skills needed to live productive, healthy lives in the community. In addition, the space creates a sense of community for many who have very few supports. The program provides life skills, healthy recreation, and peer mentorship. Cornerstone operates as a place where people are welcome to stop in for a meal, coffee to use the computer/phone, obtain clothing, chat with staff or just relax on the couch.


Cornerstone Relapse Prevention Program (Regina, Moose Jaw)
This program aims to provide youth with the opportunity to build on what they learned while in custody, increase their self-awareness and offer hope for a more fulfilling life. Participating youth are ages 16-18 and have attended corrections treatment programs in the past. Throughout the 12 sessions, youth are introduced to community supports, taught life skills and engage in community events when available.  


Community Learning Hub (Springboard Community Life Skills Training)
This program is an online facilitator-led life skills tool that can be used to deliver programming to in-need or at-risk youth and adults. This community based life skills training initiative is a partnership with Springboard Toronto that provides community agencies with an e-based learning tool for life skills. The content focuses on areas such as financial literacy, emotional awareness, substance use, and employment skills. The HUB is offered at no cost to non-profit, community-based organizations throughout Saskatchewan.