A Conduit for Well-being

On any given night in southwest Saskatchewan, between sixteen and twenty youth require temporary, emergency housing and support. Unable to access safe and secure shelter, these youth are left vulnerable, lacking the external resources needed to assist them into adulthood.

Far too often, they resort to choosing inappropriate housing in times of crisis.

About Us

Dorie’s House

Southwest Youth Emergency Shelter, Inc. seeks to close this gap by offering temporary emergency shelter in those times of crisis. But we don’t stop there. Our goal is to connect our residents to a wide range of community supports so that they too might have the chance to become successful, resilient members of society.

We are a conduit for well-being.

Closing the Gap

Our History

In February 2013, representatives from more than forty organisations met to revisit the idea of establishing an emergency shelter for youth in southwest Saskatchewan. By July 2016, with the support of our community, we broke ground on Dorie’s House – an eight bedroom shelter located in Swift Current. Read more…

Our Vision

Southwest Youth Emergency Shelter, Inc. provides a safe, secure living environment for youth, in order to build their resiliency and strengthen their foundations into adulthood. We empower youth towards independence through skill building and connectivity with family and community, encouraging them to make positive health and life choices.

Our Mission

To provide safe and secure shelter for youth in times of crisis in order to connect them to community support services. Read more …

Run for the Shelter

Come Run. Come Walk. Come Support Dorie’s House.

Our annual Run for the Shelter event, now in its 6th year, has raised over $26,000 for the shelter. Want to learn how you can get involved?

Our Team

Executive of Southwest Youth Emergency Shelter, Inc.


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

Vice President

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


Nicole Dzuba (Accountant) dzuba.n@southwestyes.com


Janelle Anderson (CAO, Cabri, SK) anderson.j@southwestyes.com

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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(306) 773-8937

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