Emergency Shelters in St. John's

If you or a client are in need of emergency accommodations (individuals in need of imminent, short-term accommodation who are homeless or in immediate crisis) please contact the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation at 1-833-724-2444 for assistance.

The Choices Shelter for Young Men and Gender Non-Conforming Youth

(Ages 16-29)

12-16 Carter's Hill Place, St. John's, NL A1C 6N5


Stella's Circle Naomi Centre Shelter for Young Women

(Ages 16-30)

4 Patrick Street, St. John's, NL A1E 2S6


Tommy Sexton Shelter for Individuals Over 16 (unisex)

47 Janeway Place, St. John's, NL A1A 1A1


The Wiseman Centre Shelter for Adults

(Ages 25+)

714 Water Street, St. John's, NL A1E 1C1


Iris Kirby House for Women and Children Experiencing Domestic Violence

(Ages 16+)

196 Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's, NL A1E 1E2

Crisis Line: 709.753.1492 or 1-877-753-1492

Office Number: 709.722.8272

For a full listing of Transition Houses and Shelters for Women Escaping Violence, visit the Transition House Association of Newfoundland and Labrador directory:

drop-in services & Meals in St. John's

Choices for Youth Outreach & Youth Engagement Centre

(Ages 16-29)

12-16 Carter's Hill Place, St. John's, NL A1C 6N5


- Meals and Drop-In: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday | 1:00 - 3:00 PM

- Open Hours: Monday - Friday | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

     - Help finding housing​

     - Access to employment & training programs

     - Counselling & addictions support

     - Access to medical services

     - Help navigating systems

     - Computer, phone, and internet access

The Gathering Place

(Ages 25+)

172 Military Road, St. John's, NL A1C 5P5


- Breakfast service: Monday - Saturday | Mornings

- Lunch service: Monday - Friday | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Bridges to Hope

(Ages 16+)

39 Cookstown Road, St. John's, NL A1C 4G7

- Food Pantry: Access to food aid assistance once a month; can receive a full food hamper or an emergency hamper​.

        Tuesday | 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM

        Wednesday | 10:00 AM - 12:50 PM

Mental health support

To find a counsellor near you, call the Health Line at 811 and a nurse will provide you with a contact number.

St. John's Women's Centre

(Ages 18+)

170 Cashin Avenue Extension, St. John's, NL A1E 3B6


- Individual counselling for women

- No appointments necessary | Tuesday - Wednesday | 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Choices for Youth Outreach & Youth Engagement Centre

(Ages 16-29)

12-16 Carter's Hill Place, St. John's NL, A1C 6N5


- In-house counselling, crisis support, and help navigating and accessing mental health services.

- Monday - Friday | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


The Warm Line offers peer support to anyone needing a non-judgmental listener.

709.753.2560 or 1.855.753.2560

- 7 days a week | 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

24 Hour NL Sexual Assault Crisis Support, Prevention, and Information Line


Crisis Text Line

Text ‘Talk’ to 686868 to speak to a trained crisis responder. Powered by Kids Help Phone.

Free Online Tools for Mental Wellness

Bridge the gApp is an online resource designed to support mental wellness.

BreathingRoom is an online program for youth and young adults who want to learn new ways to manage symptoms, stress, anxiety, and depression.

Connect with us


261 Duckworth Street

St. John's, NL A1C 1G9

E: info@choicesforyouth.ca

P: 709.754.0446

F: 709.726.3125

Choices for Youth

Registered Charity

130889942 RR0001

All are welcome.