For single fathers in Saskatchewan, going to a homeless shelter when times get tough is not an option.

Blair Roberts is a former employee of Soul’s Harbour Rescue Mission and now works for the YMCA on its Housing First initiative. He said there are many more shelter options for women in Regina, but there are also fewer men who rely on the shelter system.

Regularly, Roberts said he gets calls from men looking for shelter and the only two in the city — Soul’s Harbour Rescue Mission and Waterston Centre — are at capacity. Soul’s Harbour only has 12 beds and Waterston Centre requires funding eligibility.