If you are looking for housing or a shelter in St. John’s, NL and the surrounding Avalon East areas, reach out to any of the following contacts.Association for New Canadians
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The Association for New Canadians (ANC) is a non-profit, community-based organization delivering settlement and integration services to immigrants and refugees in Newfoundland and Labrador for 40 years.
The Choices Shelter is an emergency shelter, welcoming youth between the ages of 16 and 29 who identify as male or who are gender non-conforming.
Young people are able to stay at the shelter for up to a month, while working closely with shelter staff on their housing plan and on connecting to other support services and agencies to help them move forward when their stay at the shelter comes to an end.
Emmanuel House is a fully accessible 3-story heritage home in the downtown area, providing residential-based counselling to men and women (18 years and older) experiencing social and emotional difficulties.
Emmanuel House is a safe therapeutic environment where individuals can develop the personal skills and insight necessary for healthy and independent living.
Habitat for Humanity Newfoundland and Labrador Inc. is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity Canada, assisting low income families achieve home ownership by mobilizing local communities, volunteers, materials and financial resources through supportive, wide ranging partnerships.
Home Again Furniture Bank is a non-profit organization that provides gently-used furniture and household items to individuals and families in need. They work through a referral system of local agencies to help end furniture poverty.
Iris Kirby House provides shelter to women and their children fleeing domestic abuse. Shelter staff are available 24/7 to answer distress lines, meet with women, as well as provide support and advocacy. They have 47 beds total; 32 at Iris Kirby House in St. John’s, and 15 at their O’Shaughnessy House location in Carbonear. They also have approximately 13 second-stage housing units.
Marguerite’s Place assists women’s move toward independence. They follow a trauma-informed, holistic approach and provide around-the-clock on-site staff. They provide women with tools and knowledge to develop healthy relationships, skills, and community connections to navigate challenges and crisis.
Designed to meet the needs of single women over the age of 30 without dependents in their care and living on low income, they assist women who want additional support to maintain housing.
Women are invited to stay in their accessible, fully furnished bachelorette suites for up to three years. Each self-contained apartment has its own bathroom and kitchen. A communal space invites connection and the chance to enjoy the company of neighbours. Our on-site social worker assists with transition planning from our program and continues to support individuals through outreach and system navigation after they transition to independent living.
Naomi Centre is an emergency shelter that offers safe and supportive temporary housing for women aged 16-30 within a harm reduction model. Our staff provide supportive counselling services and support to former residents of Naomi Centre.
Self-referrals or referrals from others including health care providers, family counselling agencies, government departments, or family and friends of individuals needing emergency housing is accepted.
The 50+ population in NL have the highest home-ownership rates of any province. However, there are also quite a few seniors who are renting or are considering a move to a rental apartment or an institution like a long term care facility (less than 10 percent in NL). SeniorsNL has the resources that can help seniors stay in their home, repair their home, rent a home, or plan a move.
The Shanawdithit Shelter is a ten room shelter for both individuals seeking accommodations while travelling for medical appointments, as well as for individuals seeking emergency housing. The shelter is staffed 24/7, 365 days a year, providing safe, accessible accommodations for individuals ages 16+, as well as children of all ages who are accompanied by a family member.
The Gathering Place is available individuals for a multitude of services; some come for a meal or a shower, while others come for medical or dental care or a place to sit and rest. They also serve as warming shelters during storms and times of power outage. Check out their website for an extensive list of services and programs they provide.
The Wiseman Centre operates a temporary emergency shelter that can accommodate 20 adults in private rooms, while The Wiseman Centre Supportive Housing Program consists of 10 individual bachelor-style apartments, for adult men, providing individualized support towards becoming independent.
The Tommy Sexton Shelter provides accommodations for men and women over the age of 16 in need of emergency or short term shelter. Priority is given to people living with HIV or AIDS.
Transition House Association NL provides guidance, training, research and awareness to shelters and community partners, ensuring all women and children can live a life free of violence.