Emergency Shelters

Emergency Shelters

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. 

Provides stabilization and assessment, focusing on quickly moving all persons to housing. Short-term shelter providing a safe, temporary place to stay (for those who cannot be diverted from shelter) with focus on initial housing assessment, immediate housing placement and linkage to other services; serving homeless individuals, youth and families.
Providers Beds Description
Choices for Youth -

The Choices Shelter
9 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. Youth are able to stay at the shelter for up to a month, while working on their own housing plan and connecting to financial and other support services.

Connections for Seniors 10 Connections for Seniors, a non-profit agency in St. John’s, provides temporary shelter and supportive services for older men, older women, or older couples 55 years of age and older facing homelessness or in crisis. Connections for Seniors has 8 units however can take up to 10 individuals.

Iris Kirby House 32 Iris Kirby House opened in 1981 to provide shelter and a safe haven for women and children who are experiencing domestic violence. The shelter can accommodate 32 women and children with a mix of single and family rooms.

Salvation Army -Wiseman Centre 20 The Wiseman Centre provides emergency shelter to homeless individuals. Target population is adult men, 25 and up; adult women, 30 and up (flexibility in age range on a case by case basis).

Out of the Cold (overnight shelter) - The Gathering Place 30 The Out of the Cold overnight shelter at The Gathering Place is a temporary low barrier emergency shelter that is based on the principles of harm reduction. The Shelter provides a safe and welcoming place for adults of all genders, 25 years and older. The Out of the Cold Shelter operates from 8 pm to 8 am, seven days per week.
Stella’s Circle-Naomi Centre 8 Naomi Centre is an emergency shelter that offers safe and supportive temporary housing for women aged 16-30 within a harm reduction model. 

AIDS Committee of NL-Tommy Sexton Centre 4 The Tommy Sexton Shelter provides low barrier, harm reduction-focused emergency shelter service to all genders ages 16 and up. Priority is given to people living with HIV and/or Hepatitis C.

Private shelters (6) 42 There are currently 4 private shelter operators that run a total of 6 shelters in the City of St. John’s. Referrals for these emergency shelters come through NLHC.
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