Helpful Resources

A collection of helpful community resources.

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Community Contacts

The following is a list of community contacts offering programs and services.

These services range from across our province or within St. John’s , Mount Pearl and surrounding areas.

If you have any suggestions of community contacts that would help single parent families please contact us.

Eastern Health- Mental Health and Addictions Systems Navigator

Eastern Health- Mental Health and Addictions Systems Navigator

What we do

The mental health and addictions patient navigator has knowledge of all mental health and addictions services provided by the health authorities and the community. The navigator will help you to consider options and find the right mental health and addictions service for you, and your family. The navigator will also connect you to necessary services or programs during your mental health journey.

Who we see

We provide services to individuals, families and professionals of any age within Newfoundland and Labrador.

How to access this service

Telephone: 709-752-3916 or toll-free at 1-877-999-7589; video relay service (VRS) calls are welcome.

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Family and Child Care Connections

Family and Child Care Connections (FCCC)is a community-based, non-profit early learning family resource centre and Family Child Care Agency located in St. John’s, NL. They are incorporated as Family and Child Care Connections-CUPW-FRC Inc. FCCC provides programs and services designed to support children from birth to 6 years of age, their families, the child care community and CUPW families.

Family and Child Care Connections is a project of the CUPW Child Care Fund and the National Child Benefit Re-Investment Fund with the government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

CUPW is located at 50 Pippy Place, Unit #22, St. John’s.
Contact them at (709) 754-7090 – or visit their website below.

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Public Legal Information Association of Newfoundland (PLIAN)

PLIAN is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating people about legal issues. They are a resource available to all who require information about the law, legal processes and the administration of justice.

Some of their services include:
  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • Legal Information Line
  • Information on Youth Justice

PLIAN is located at 291-293 Water St Unit 301, St. John’s.
Contact them at (709) 722-2643 – or visit their website below.

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Daybreak Parent Child Centre

The Daybreak Child Care Centre is a non-profit community organization which offers programs to optimize the learning and development of children and families experiencing challenges. These programs provide opportunities for positive parent – children interaction.

Four main programs offered are:
  1. Children’s Centre Program
  2. Parent Program
  3. Daybreak Community Program
  4. Family Home Visitation Program

The Daybreak Parent Child Centre is located at 74 The Boulevard, St. John’s.
Contact them at (709) 726-8373 – or visit their website below.

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Credit Counselling Service of Newfoundland and Labrador (CCSNL)

CCSNL is a non-profit family service agency that provides clients with confidential guidance and advice in matters of personal finance free of charge.

Some of their services include:
  • Confidential Counselling
  • Debt Retirement Programs
  • Creditor Intervention

CCSNL is located at 22 Queens Rd, St. John’s.
Contact them at (709) 753-5812 in St. John’s or (709) 634-7772 in Corner Brook.


St. John's Status of Women Council & Women's Centre (SJSOWC)

SJSWC is a non-profit feminist organization working to empower, support and educate women, and promote gender equality.

They provide a number of programs and services, including:
  • Information, referral and advocacy
  • Crisis Support
  • Support Groups

SJSOWC is located at  170 Cashin Ave, St. John’s.
Contact them at (709) 753-0220 – or visit their website below.

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Iris Kirby House

Kirby House offers a safe and supportive environment for women who are experiencing abuse and their children.

They offer:
  • 24 hour Crisis Line –  (709) 753-1492
  • Advocacy and Referrals
  • Supportive Intervention
  • Services for Children
Similar agencies across the Province include:

Grace Sparks House – Marystown Crisis Line – 1-(877)-774-4597
Cara House – Gander Crisis Line – (709) 256-7707
Transition House – Corner Brook Crisis Line – (709) 634-4198

Iris Kirby House is located at 196 Waterford Bridge Rd, St. John’s.
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Mental Health Crisis Centre and Crisis Line

All staff are specially trained to work in the mental health field to help people deal with crisis situations. The services of the centre are free and confidential.

The Mental Health Crisis Centre is located at 47 St. Clare Avenue, St. John’s.
Crisis Line (709) 737-4688 in St. John’s or 1-888-737-4668

Learning Disabilities Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (LDANL)

LDANL is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of education, employment, social development, legal rights and general well-being of people with learning disabilities.

Some of the programs and services offered include:
  • Adult support group
  • Parent support group
  • Resource library

LDANL’s office is located in the Woodgate Plaza, 58 Kenmount Road, St. John’s.
Contact them at (709) 753-1445 – or visit their website below.

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Child and Youth Advocate

The Child and Youth Advocate has the authority to represent the rights, interests and viewpoints of children and youth who are entitled to receive services and access programs provided by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The office of the Child and Youth Advocate is located at 193 Lemarchant Rd, St. John’s.
Contact them at (709) 753-3888 in St. John’s or Toll Free at 1-(877)-753-3888 – or visit their website below.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Newfoundland

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of St. John’s, Mount Pearl and district have been helping children of single-parent families for almost 25 years.

Programs and services include:
  • Traditional One-to-One Match
  • In-School Mentoring
  • Kids ‘n’ Kops
  • Referral Services
  • Couples for Kids

The Big Brothers Big Sisters office is located at 430 Topsail Rd, St. John’s.
Contact them at (709) 368-5437 – or visit their website below.

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Recreation Experiences and Leisure Program (R.E.A.L)

The REAL Program matches children and youth up to the age of 18 with organized, registered recreational activities through the provision of program and financial assistance. This is a service for City of St. John’s residents only.

For more information call (709) 576-2574 or (709) 576-8684.

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Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) - Newfoundland Branch

Their mandate is to promote the mental health of all and to support the recovery of people experiencing mental illness through advocacy, education, research and service.

CMHA’s office is located at 354 Water Street, St. John’s
Contact them at (709) 753-8550 – or visit their website below.

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Kidsport looks to provide financial assistance for children and youth from Newfoundland and and Labrador to participate in a season of organized sports. They will provide up to $300 per year towards registration fees or equipment costs.

Kidsport is located at 1296 Kenmount Rd, Mount Pearl, NL.
Contact them at (709) 579-5977 – or visit their website below.

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