About Us: History
The Safe at Home Community-Based Action Plan to End and Prevent Homelessness (the Plan) arose out of the 2015 Vulnerable People at Risk forums led by Kwanlin Dün First Nation Chief Doris Bill and City of Whitehorse Mayor Dan Curtis. The common understanding of both events was that it was time to find a new way to support people who were homeless or at risk of homelessness.
In 2017, Kwanlin Dün First Nation, the City of Whitehorse, Ta’an Kwäch’än Council and the Government of Yukon joined with non-governmental organizations, people with lived experience, and the business community to formally endorse the vision, goals and actions in the Safe at Home Community-Based Action Plan to End and Prevent Homelessness.
In the years since the Plan was drafted, it became increasingly apparent that there were significant and urgent gaps in the housing and support continuum. The primary service delivery gap is the absence of a centralized hub that would streamline the process of finding housing for people experiencing homelessness and focus on ending homelessness with all the attention this issue demands.
In November 2020, the Safe at Home Society was formed specifically to address this gap. The Safe at Home Society is a registered non-profit society incorporated under the Yukon Societies Act. The organization is aligned with the vision outlined in the original Safe at Home Plan and provides both coordination and service delivery options that work to end and prevent homelessness in Yukon.
Email, Phone and Social
208 Alexander Street, Whitehorse
9 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday