Sandra Carpenter's a band councillor at Whitedog First Nation, where she's also involved in a steering committee to operate a homeless shelter.
"I'm excited. I'm proud of my community. We were able to get this program in the community and help our own people," she said.
The space at the resource centre has room for 10 men and women. Carpenter adds they're hoping to expand, so they can handle more needs within the community.
While the committee has had some success with operating funds, they're still looking for capital money to help create a space that would allow for laundry or cooking facilities.