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The following is a varied list of community contacts offering programs and services within St. John's, Mount Pearl and surrounding areas. Some are available across the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Where applicable, links are provided to the organizations' web sites; simply click on the "CLICK HERE". If any of the links are not active, or you have suggestions for other links, please let us know  - you can reach us at


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

Or contact PLIAN at (709) 722-2643 


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.

Contact CUPW Family Childcare Agency at (709)754-7090

Located at 50 Pippy Place, Unit #22, St. John's


Daybreak Child Care 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

Contact the Daybreak Child Care Centre at (709) 726-8373.

Located at 74 The Boulevard, St. John's.  


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

    Or contact CCSNL 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 (SJSWC)

    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

    Or contact them at (709) 753-0220

    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
    • Advocacy and Referrals
    • Supportive Intervention
    • Services for Children

    Crisis Line (709) 753-1492 (24 hr) 

    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 


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

    Canadian Mental Health Association - 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 in St. John's - call (709) 753-8550 

    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 office is located in the Woodgate Plaza, 58 Kenmount Road in St. John's. Call (709) 753-1445

    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.


    Contact them at (709)753-3888 in St. John's or Toll Free at 1-877-753-3888

    Big Brothers/Big Sisters

    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


    Or Contact them at (709) 368-5437. 

    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


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


    Or Contact Them at: (709) 579 - 5977


    St. John's Community Centres


    Community Centre Alliance - NL

    20 Hallett Crescent, Suite 207                                                                  

    P.O. Box 8232
    St. John's, NL, A1A 3E9

    Tel. (709) 753-5670

    Fax. (709) 722-8570

    Buckmasters Circle Community Centre

    Located at 129 Buckmasters Circle - Contact them at (709) 579-0718 or

    Froude Avenue Community Centre

    Located at 89 Froude Avenue - Contact them at (709) 579-0763 or on line at

    MacMorran Community Centre

    Located at 31-33 Brophy Place - Contact them at (709) 722-1168 or

    Rabbittown Community Centre

    Located at 26 Graves Street - Contact them at (709) 739-0404 or

    Virginia Park Community Centre

    Located at 1134 Harding Road - Contact them at (709) 579-4534 or on line at

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