Supportive Living Program (SLP)

Program Description

Homelessness is often the result of many contributing factors. Operating grants provided to eligible non-profit agencies by the Supportive Living Program are intended to prevent and end homelessness through a “Housing First” approach whereby individuals are housed, with minimal conditions, and provided individualized supports to foster long-term housing stability.

The Supportive Living Program is an interdepartmental initiative and supports the goals of:

Eligible Projects

Projects must meet one or more of the following objectives:

  • Assist individuals with complex service needs to find and/or remain in safe, affordable, stable housing;
  • Support individuals with complex service needs to achieve greater self-determination by supporting the conditions which promote housing stability and wellness; and,
  • Support community capacity building, as well as research that will increase community capacity to prevent and address homelessness.

Target Population

Funded projects will serve individuals who are at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness.

Further Information

To learn more about the Supportive Living Program, please contact Vanessa Jamieson, Supportive Living Program Coordinator, at (709) 693-3432 or email

List of Regional Community Advisory Board

The program encourages community coordination to ensure an integrated homeless response. The following Community Advisory Boards work towards homeless solutions in partnership with the SLP.

  • Burin Peninsula
  • Burin Peninsula Community Advisory Board
    Sharon Snook
    Burin Peninsula Health Care Foundation
    85 Main Street
    Burin, NL  A0E 1E0
    Phone: (709) 891-3456
  • Grand Falls-Windsor
  • Central Housing & Homelessness Network – CHHN
  • Darlene Rideout, BSW, RSW – Liaison Social Worker
    Department of Advanced Education, Skills & Labour
    42 Hardy Ave
  • GF-W, NL  A2A 2P9
    Phone: 292-4203 Fax 292-4501
  • Carbonear
  • Tri-Con Community Advisory Board
    Lorraine Brown – Executive Director
    Mariner Resource Opportunities Network Inc. (MRON)
    P.O. Box 520
  • 22 Goff Avenue
  • Carbonear, NL  A1Y 1B9
    Phone: (709) 596-6217 ext. 202 Fax: (709) 596-4473
  • Happy Valley-Goose Bay
  • HV-GB Labrador West Housing and Homelessness Coalition
    Jackie Compton Hobbs – Adult Probation Officer II
    P.O. Box 3014, Station B
    Happy Valley – Goose Bay, NL
    Phone: 896-7926
  • Clarenville
  • Regional Action Committee on Housing – REACH
  • Jodean Jefford – Victim Services (Co-Chair)
  •  Phone: (709) 466-3225
    Tracy Fleming – Violence Prevention Initiative (Co-Chair)
  • Labrador West
  • Labrador West Housing and Homelessness Coalition
    Noreen Careen
    P.O. Box 172
    Labrador City, NL  A2V 2K5
    Phone: (709) 944-6562
  • Coast of Bays
  • Coast of Bays Community Advisory Board
    Trina Mercer – Primary Health Care Facilitator
    Coast of Bays region
    P.O. Box 70
  • Harbour Breton, NL  A0H 1P0
    Phone: (709) 885-3230
  • Placentia
  • Placentia-Cape Shore Region Community Advisory Board
    Priscilla Corcoran Mooney, MSW, RSW
    Primary Health Care – Rural Avalon
    P.O. Box 480
    Placentia Health Centre
    Placentia, NL  A0B 2Y0
    Phone: 227-4140 Fax 227-5476
  • Corner Brook
  • Community Coalition on Housing & Homelessness
    Jade Kearley – Interagency Coordinator
    Community Mental Health Initiative Inc.
    133 Riverside Drive
  • Corner Brook, NL  A2H 6J8
    Tel: (709) 634-4117
St. John’s
End Homelessness St. John’s
Doug Pawson, Executive Director
T: 709-770-4902
End Homelessness St. John’s (
  • Gander
  • Gander and Area Community Advisory Board
    Joanne Power – Client Service Manager
    Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
    Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
    P.O. Box 2222
  • Gander, NL  A1V 2N9
    Ph: (709) 256-1264
Southwestern Housing Stability Initiative
Bernice Hancock – Executive Director
Community Education Network
P.O. Box 421
Stephenville, NL  A2N 2Z5
Phone: 643-4891  Fax: 643-5490