Transitional Housing

Transitional Housing

The information/inventory provided within these pages was prepared by the City of St. John's solely as a resource - to obtain more information about any of the units please contact the organization directly. 

Safe, time-limited housing in project-based or scatter-site locations that focuses on housing planning, addictions treatment, stabilization, supports and recovery for individuals and families with barriers to self-sufficiency.

Providers Beds Description
Choices for Youth - The Lilly 14 The Lilly is a 14-unit, congregate living supportive housing model for youth. The building includes shared spaces: large kitchens and eating areas, as well as in the living, recreational, music, and art spaces. Both the programming and the physical layout of the building promote a sense of community. Residents work with staff through individual support models aiming to address lifestyle, housing, educational, and employment barriers they may be facing.

Choices for Youth -  Rally Forward Program 26 The Rally Forward program provides at-risk youth and emerging adults, between the ages of 16-29, access to affordable housing, paired with a system of wrap-around supports. With 26 housing placements spread over multiple homes in the St. John's area, this program focuses on intensive case management, housing stability, eviction prevention, and supports for mental health and addictions for its residents.

Iris Kirby House 12 Iris Kirby House opened in 1981 to provide shelter and a safe haven for women and children who are experiencing domestic violence.  Within St. John’s, Iris Kirby has 4 self contained housing units attached to their Iris Kirby building and 8 additional units within their Second Stage housing program. Residents typically stay in the Second Stage housing program for 1 year with flexibility for extension on a case by case basis.

Pleasant Manor - Transitional Program 7 Pleasant Manor is a two-phase residential program for individuals experiencing mental health difficulties. It operates using a psychiatric rehabilitation approach and by assessing the physical, emotional and intellectual skills of the individual.


The Pleasant Manor transitional program has seven placements in 2 houses. There is generally a maximum of 1 year’s stay, but there can be some flexibility. These placements provide life skills teaching and development; supportive and adjustment counseling; and resource counseling within the home environment.

St. John’s Status of Women - Marguerite’s Place 8 Marguerite’s place id designed to meet the needs of single women over the age of 30 without dependents in their care and living on low income. Units are accessible, fully furnished suites and individuals can stay for up to three years. Marguerite’s place has an on-site social worker that assists with transition planning from their program and continues to support individuals through outreach and system navigation after they transition to independent living.


Stella’s Circle - Jess’s Place 3 Jess’s Place is for women 18+ in recovery and in need of short-term housing.
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