Marguerite’s Place Supportive Housing
From the comfort and safety of their own apartments, Marguerite’s Place assists women’s move toward living in community. We follow a trauma-informed, holistic approach and on-site staff offer support around-the-clock. Residents have opportunities to develop tools and knowledge on healthy relationships, life skills, and community connections to navigate challenges and crises.
To promote a sense of community, women participate in a weekly resident meal and meeting. Women engage with our housing support staff to develop personal support plans. Referrals are made to community services to support these plans. Individuals are encouraged to participate in any of the programs offered through the St. John’s Women’s Centre.
Each self-contained apartment has its own bathroom and kitchen. A communal space invites connection and the chance to enjoy the company of neighbours.
Women are invited to stay in our accessible, fully furnished bachelorette suites for up to three years. Our on-site social worker assists with transition planning from our program and continues to support individuals through outreach and system navigation after they transition to 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. We assist women who want additional support to maintain housing and utilize a harm reduction approach, meaning applicants do not have to be sober to apply or be accepted. Marguerite’s Place is a trans inclusive space, for transgender women and non-binary people.
Applications are made available when there are vacancies with the program. If you would like to be notified when the application process is open, please contact our Program Coordinator. If a referring agency/professional is involved it is expected that they will be active partners with candidates throughout the application process and during residency where possible.
Joyce Mullins (she/her)