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Welcome to the Stella’s Circle blog, where you’ll find news, stories and regular updates about our organization and our community partners, employees, friends and participants.



In Memory of Camille Strickland-Murphy

Friends and family of Camille Strickland-Murphy joined together to make a donation to the Just Us Women’s Centre at Stella’s Circle in memory of their dear friend who died while serving a prison sentence outside the province. By bringing Camille’s experiences to light, her friends and family hope to end stigma around addiction, mental health,… Read more »



Many Reasons to Run for Women at Naomi Centre

Thanks to a wonderful partnership with Shoppers Drug Mart and the Running Room, the SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. Run for Women was a huge success nationally, raising almost $1.9 million for women’s mental health. The St. John’s run resulted in $50,000 raised for two of our women programs – Naomi Centre and the Just Us Women’s… Read more »


Innovation in Partnerships

Memorial University’s Centre for Social Enterprise may be a fairly new entity but it is already making a difference. Recently, we had the privilege of hosting three students at our Stella’s Circle for an 8-week placement. The students came from social work (Justin), music (Kristian) and business (Sarah) and worked on our concert Stella’s Circle Sings… Read more »


Oh What a Night – Stella’s Circle Sings for Canada!

Transformative, mind-bending, emotional, deeply moved. These are all words that were used to describe last night’s Stella’s Circle Sings for Canada event at the LSPU Hall. Stella’s Circle was fortunate enough to receive funding from the Government of Canada through Canada150 to work with Juno award winning Amelia Curran to write a song. The process… Read more »


Taking the Path to Distinction

Stella’s Circle was thrilled recently to receive a Path to Distinction Award from the NL Employers Council. The name of the award is perfect. It really is a path to travel on in order to be focused on leadership, innovation and valuing our workforce. Over the past two years, Stella’s Circle has really focused on its workforce. We are… Read more »


Hope Lives Here

By day, Dana Reid is a Life Skills Integrator at Emmanuel House. Outside of work, she’s a singer, songwriter, and recording artist. Dana combined her talents to write the song Hope Lives Here, the well-known tag line of Stella’s Circle, a leading community organization that provides supportive housing, residential and non-residential counseling, and employment services. The song was written by Dana… Read more »


Another Year’s Over

As the song says, it’s another year over. A great opportunity to reflect back on some highlights from 2016. And there are many! Here’s a taste: Surrounded by Great People Such amazing people work and volunteer at Stella’s Circle. They are people who truly believe in the mission and vision of the organization and are committed… Read more »



More Than Just a Choir

Well! Our Stella’s Circle Inclusion Choir had quite the night last weekend. We performed at the Huron Carole with Tom Jackson and band. What an experience it was! Many choir members had not been to the Arts and Culture Centre before and to be on the big stage was an event that many people will remember… Read more »