QUESTIONS ABOUT SAKEENAH HOMES

  1. What is a transitional home?
    Unlike shelters, which respond and caters to short-term emergencies, transitional homes, like Sakeenah Homes, offer secure housing and holistic services to help residents get back on their own feet.

  2. Can I bring my children?
    Yes, girls of any age may accompany their mothers. Boys under the age of 16 are permitted to reside with their mothers.

  3. Where is Sakeenah Homes located?
    The location is confidential due to safety concerns.

  4. How do I get to the house?
    Once your intake has been completed, your case worker will get in contact with you to determine your arrival at the house.

  5. Can you help me even if I'm not staying at Sakeenah Homes?
    Our case workers will work with you, regardless of whether you reside at Sakeenah Homes or not.

  6. I want to volunteer.
    At the moment, there are no volunteer positions open.

  7. Is there room available for me?
    Availability of rooms changes frequently so please contact us.

  8. What do I need to bring with me?

    1. Important identification documents

    2. Medication

    3. School records

    4. Marriage documents and custody arrangements

    5. Social and government assistance documents

    6. Credit cards, debit cards, cash

    7. Health cards and SIN cards

    8. Clothing

    9. Sentimental items

    10. Phone, laptop, or tablet

QUESTIONS ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

  1. What is domestic violence?
    Domestic violence is intentional abusive behaviour which is based on a position of power and control.

  2. What are the types of abuse?
    It can take many forms: psychological, physical, economic, sexual, and emotional abuse are some examples.

  3. Who experiences domestic violence?
    People from every country, culture, religious background, and socioeconomic status can face domestic violence.

  4. What are the effects of domestic violence?
    The effects can range from emotional suffering to death.

QUESTIONS ABOUT POVERTY AND HOMELESSNESS

  1. How many women and children are homeless at any given time in Canada?
    The exact number cannot be calculated as it is constantly changing. However, thousands of women and children reside in shelters, transitional homes, or on the streets every night in Canada.

  2. Poverty doesn't exist in Canada. We have a great welfare system.
    Our welfare system, although better than many countries, is still flawed. Applicants wait months, if not years, to receive aid and it is often not enough.