The St. John’s Status of Women Council operates the Women’s Centre, Marguerite’s Place Supportive Housing Program, Safe Harbour Outreach Project and the Managed Alcohol Program.
The Safe Harbour Outreach Project (SHOP) is the only sex worker advocacy program in Newfoundland and Labrador. Our mandate at SHOP is to advocate for the human rights of all women and non-binary people who have engaged in sex work across our city and province, both on an individual and collective level.
From the comfort and safety of their own apartments, Marguerite’s Place assists those who are striving toward living in community. Marguerite’s Place is designed to meet the needs of single women and non-binary people over the age of 30, without dependents in their care, living on low income, and facing barriers to stable housing.
The Managed Alcohol Program is a program focused on harm reduction for women and nonbinary people who drink. MAP helps people make their lives safer by providing an individual, stable supply of alcohol, and any health or social support that a person may need in order to reduce the harms that they face related to their alcohol use.