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Dorie’s House offers a six bed in-patient treatment program for youth ages 12-18 who struggle with substance misuse.

Our approach provides youth opportunities to evaluate how their substance misuse impacts their own lives and the lives of those around them.

A Conduit for Well-being

With the support of Mental Health and Addictions, we provide group, educational and recreational programming tailored to meet the needs of individual residents. This programming includes both group and individual counselling, intended to bridge youth back to their communities as they heal, moving them towards positive recovery.

Our goal is to connect our residents to a wide range of community supports, enveloping them in care so that they too might have the chance to become successful, resilient members of society.

These supports might range from access to mental health and addictions treatment, to social services programming, or it may be as simple as connecting youth to employment opportunities or a reconnection to education.

We believe that, by offering quality, preventative supports early  – before they’ve “fallen between the cracks” – we can empower youth towards skill building and problem solving, substantially improving their quality of life, and drive them towards positive health and life choices that will carry them into adulthood.

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

Our annual Run for the Shelter event, now in its 7th year, has raised over $30,000 for the shelter. Want to learn how you can get involved?

Our Team

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.”


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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House: (306) 773-8937

Fax: (306) 773-0567

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