Kaushee’s Story

Kaushee’s Place is named in honour of the late Kaushee Harris, a Tlingit First Nation Woman from Atlin BC.

She was a gentle and loving human being to all who were privileged to meet her. A mother of seven children, and a friend, teacher and leader to countless others, Kaushee first introduced the concept of a safe home for women which has since developed into the Yukon Women’s Transition Home.

Throughout her life, Kaushee never forget others who were confronted with challenges and barriers, and until her death, Kaushee worked diligently for the betterment of Yukon society.

As a First Nation Woman from a small community, she faced many problems; first in health, then in raising a family single handedly.

Through it all she pushed herself to meet the challenges of a changing and growing society, while always acting with empathy and compassion for others.

Kaushee’s Place is but a small token of our recognition for an amazing woman who gave so much to others.

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