Stella’s Circle


Administration Offices
142 Military Road
St. John’s, NL
A1C 2E6

Main Switchboard: (709) 738-8390                              Fax: (709) 738-7808
Email (General Inquiries):     Website:


To help adults remove barriers to participating in their community. Barriers can include: mental health issues; addictions; poverty; criminal justice involvement; homelessness; low literacy; and periods of unemployment. Transforming lives through Real Homes, Real Help and Real Work.

Target Population: 

Men and women age 18 and older; women ages 16-30 (Naomi Centre)

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

Stella’s Circle is a leading community organization in Newfoundland and Labrador. Assistance is provided through three streams of service:

Real Homes: Safe, secure and stable housing is essential to wellbeing. Stella’s Circle helps address the need for affordable housing by offering more than 100 housing units to rent and supportive housing for those who need it. Programs include:

  • Brian Martin Housing Resource Centre
    • Offers counselling, advocacy, and other support services to help people find secure housing.
  • Naomi Centre
    • An emergency shelter that offers safe and supportive temporary housing for women aged 16-30 within a harm reduction model.
  • Jess’s Place
    • A supportive, independent, transitional housing program for women in recovery from addiction.
  • Front Step (a joint program of Stella’s Circle, Choices for Youth and End Homelessness St. John’s)
    • A community-based program offering personalized support services and housing for youth and adults who have experienced the longest and most frequent episodes of homelessness.

Real Help: Stella’s Circle offers a range of residential, community and correctional based counselling services to support people through life’s challenges. Stella’s Circle believes that with the necessary supports people can flourish. Programs include:

  • Emmanuel House
    • Offers a supportive environment where men and women over the age of 18 can live while they address their social and emotional challenges.
  • Community Support Program (CSP)
    • Provides intensive assistance to men and women with complex mental health needs over the age of 18.
  • Just Us Women’s Centre
    • Provides counseling and support to women over the age of 18 who have been in conflict with the law.

Real Work: Stella’s Circle offers a range of employment and education programs to assist people with limited work experience or interrupted career paths find and maintain employment. Programs include:

  • Social Enterprise Training:
    • The Hungry Heart Café offers training to help people enter the food service industry as cooks, servers, or kitchen staff.
    • Clean Start provides on-the-job training in office cleaning and maintenance.
    • The Trades Helper Program allows participants to gain practical experience in the construction trades.
  • CanDo! transitionary work program
    • For adults who have experienced serious mental health issues or have other significant barrier to employment.
  • Employment Counselling & Support Transition Groups
    • Stella’s Circle assesses participants for employment potential, career decision making and provides individual counselling and support.
  • Adult Basic Education (ABE) Level 1
    • Offers basic literacy and numeracy education in a supportive environment through delivery of standardized provincial government curriculum.

For more information on the programs offered through these three streams of service please visit Stella’s Circle’s website here. For contact information click here.