Emergency Shelter

The emergency shelter provides a safe place to stay for up to 25 women each night.

Single Room Occupancy

Our Single Room Occupancy units provide second-stage housing to women exiting chronic homelessness.

Yellowknife Women’s Centre

The Yellowknife Women’s Society has been providing shelter for women experiencing homelessness in our current location since 2004.  In December 2017, renovations were completed on the basement of the building, allowing us to add eight single-room occupancy rental units to our services.  The Yellowknife Women’s Centre also houses a weekly walk-in clinic, and a food hamper program (based on availability). 


Help support the programs and services offered by the Yellowknife Women’s Centre.  Donate online!


Do you have a skill you’d like to share with the women at the Yellowknife Women’s Centre?  Click here to take a look at volunteer opportunities.

Latest News

Gap Analysis

March 21st, 2022

Initiated in October 2019, a gap analysis of programs and services provided within Yellowknife for women and girls was prepared for the Yellowknife Women's Society (YWS). The purpose of the gap analysis was to identify areas of concern for women and their families in Yellowknife, specific to the...Read more

Latest Opportunities

Executive Director

March 30th, 2022


Established in 1990, the Yellowknife Women’s Society (YWS) functions as an important, grassroots community-based charitable organization located in the capital city of the Northwest Territories. The goal of...Read more