Hope Isn’t Cancelled: Alert Level 5 Update

Stella’s Circle remains OPEN during Alert Level 5. 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

Naomi Centre

  • Open
  • 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.
  • No visiting or drop-in hours.

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

  • Appointments available for individual one-on-one support via phone, text and virtual support
  • In-Person Drop-In Hours and Group Sessions cancelled
  • Temporary suspension of in-person work at the NL Correctional Centre for Women. Individual telephone counselling available
  • Real Work

Employment Services

  • Open 10:00am-12:00pm and 1:00-4:00pm Monday to Friday for current participants
  • Individual appointments available and help provided through intercom
  • Online delivery of Adult Basic Education & Transitions To Work
  • Phone and email support available
  • Temporary suspension of drop-in services, computer lab, and in-person groups

Hungry Heart Café

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


  • Donate to our COVID-19 response HERE.
  • Contactless drop-off of requested items at the Brian Martin Housing Resource Centre, 84 Prescott Street, available 8:30am-4:30pm Monday to Friday.


  • For more information about COVID-19 and to complete an online self-assessment visit 811healthline.ca prior to calling 811.
  • 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.