Hope Isn’t Cancelled: COVID-19 Alert Level 4 Update

January 7, 2022

Stella’s Circle remains OPEN during Alert Level 4. All of our programs and services are operating, with modifications to keep participants and staff safe.

Guided by our values, we continue to respond quickly to COVID-19 updates. Our operations respect the wisdom and recommendations of government and health authorities. At the same time, we respect the needs of our participants and are focused on helping them through this time by keeping them connected to supports, and to our community. We are innovating how we deliver our services with the health and safety of all as highest priority. Thank you to our staff and participants for their courage during this uncertain time.

Real Homes

Brian Martin Housing Resource Centre:

  • Open 8:30am-4:30pm Monday to Friday
  • Welcome Window (walk-up service) available to speak to staff and access Resource Centre
  • Phone and email support available
  • In-person assistance/support as needed

Naomi Centre

  • Open to shelter residents
  • Closed to visitors and former residents
  • Takeaway meals for former residents available at the door

Real Help

Community Support Program

  • Program continues for participants who are in this program, including medication delivery, door step visits, and some in-home supports
  • No visiting or drop-in hours
  • Transportation only as necessary in the staff van with 1 participant

Emmanuel House

  • In-house programming for current residents continues
  • Closed to visitors and former residents
  • Recovery Maintenance Group has moved to online delivery

Just Us Women’s Centre

  • Staff available on site during regular business hours
  • Appointments available for individual one-on-one support and counselling via phone, text and virtual support. In-person appointments at the Centre are also available.
  • Drop-In Hours and Group Sessions cancelled
  • Temporary suspension of visits to the NL Correctional Centre for Women. Telephone and virtual one-on-one sessions are available. Virtual groups will also be facilitated.

Real Work

Employment Services

  • Open 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday
  • Individual appointments available and help provided by intercom, phone, email, and in-person as required
  • Online delivery of Adult Basic Education & employment groups
  • Call for appointment to access computer lab, fax machine, phone, Wi-Fi

Hungry Heart Café

  • Restaurant open for dine in and takeout, 9:00am – 2:00pm Tuesday – Saturday. (Seating at 50% capacity with physical distancing.) Please call 738-6164 to make a reservation or place takeout orders.
  • Delivery available Monday-Friday
  • Catering services available Monday to Saturday: call 738-6157 with your inquiry, or to place an order

Clean Start

  • Continues to operate
  • Need your keep your office or work site safe? Contact Clean Start for COVID-19 cleaning services.

Home To Stay

  • Temporary suspension of personal assessments



  • Read HERE information about COVID-19, and to complete an online self-assessment visit https://covidassessment.nlchi.nl.ca/.
  • The Mental Health Crisis Line is available 24/7 for anyone experiencing a mental health crisis 1-888-737-4668.
  • The Crisis Text Line is confidential, free and available to anyone in NL, any time. Text ‘Talk’ to 686868 and a trained volunteer will be available.
  • The CHANNAL Warm Line is available at 1-855-753-2560 9am to 12am daily. They are there to listen and help.
  • Visit BridgetheGapp.ca to access several free, online mental health and addictions programs to support your mental health during COVID19, including a 30-day free mindfulness challenge, and The BreathingRoom.
  • Call 211 to be connected to your local social, government and community supports however you’re in need: food, housing, safety, mental health, financial aid, isolation, and more.