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Executive Director for Southwest Youth Emergency Shelter, Inc.

Rebecca Donnelly (B.A., M.P.H) grew up in Swift Current and at the family farm South of Herbert, and for the past few years has been supporting individuals throughout the Southwest. She has had the opportunity to offer support and leadership in a variety of roles, in a variety of places: here in Swift Current, as well as in Quebec, England, and France. Rebecca has extensive experience in Crisis Services, Mental Health, Suicide/Self-harm, Addiction, Violence and supporting individuals through a wide variety of traumatic experiences and instability. 

“My commitment to my community is strongly connected to an ongoing passion to work with, support and get to know people. Dorie’s House is a perfect example of what a community can build and it continues to show us the power and endurance of a positive force. I believe the core of Dorie’s House is providing kindness, knowledge, hope and connection in order to offer the opportunity to make choices to create a better future. I share this vision and have worked for years, through various roles, with the same goal in mind: supporting and helping individuals so that they may be able to choose a more positive path forward.”

House Manager for Dorie’s house

Lanna Koethler, has been the House Manager for Dorie’s House since the Spring of 2022. Her zeal and determination have led her down a path making her an effective advocate for drug recovery.

Lanna was born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan and raised in a nearby community. Born in 1988, she is the youngest of four children. Lanna has five children of her own, ranging 2-11 years old.  

When Lanna was only 15 years old, she first experienced substance misuse. Lanna’s life would soon spiral out of control due to illicit drug use and her involvement in the illegal drug trade.  In 2017, Lanna found herself up against the wall and she finally found her way to treatment. 

Lanna’s passion to help young people who are struggling is what gets her out of bed in the morning. Since recovery, Lanna has been educating the community about drug misuse. In this, Lanna found her passion and drive to serve those who suffer from substance misuse, mental health disorders, and homelessness. 

Lanna graduated with honours and distinctions in the Addictions Counselling and Community Service Work Program.


Shaun Hanna (Entrepreneur) hanna.s@southwestyes.com

Vice President

Glenn Alexander (Trainer) alexander.g@southwestyes.com


Charmaine Westbury (Chinook School Division) westbury.c@southwestyes.com


Kayla Myers (Chinook School Division) myers.k@southwestyes.com

Our Response to Covid-19

We are all doing our part to limit and slow the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Out of an abundance of care, we are committed to rigorous sanitisation and hygiene practises, including frequent hand-washing and screening procedures for all staff, residents, and guests. Our policies align with recommendation set out by the Saskatchewan Health Authority, ensuring that the health and well-being of our community is our top priority.

If you are feeling at all unwell or if you are exhibiting any symptoms, including shortness of breath, cough, fever, or if you have been in close contact with someone who has experienced these symptoms, we respectfully ask you join us another time.

-The Board of Southwest Youth Emergency Shelter, Inc.

Southwest Youth Emergency Shelter, Inc.

SWYES, Inc., is a registered charity (No. 815316377) operating Dorie’s House, a youth shelter located in Swift Current, SK.

SWYES, Inc., works in the spirit of truth and reconciliation, acknowledging Saskatchewan as the traditional territory of First Nations and Métis people. Dorie’s House is located on Treaty 4 land.

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