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Date updated: April 30, 2021

Connections for Seniors (St. John’s Shelter and Support)

COVID-19 UPDATEApril 30 2021

Please CALL 709-727-8081 for emergency food delivery and/or hamper delivery to seniors (55+).

Connections for Seniors offers emergency food deliveries – hampers from food banks and prepared meals (when available, depending on funding).

This service is for seniors who cannot leave their home due to illness, transportation barriers, impaired mobility, and other challenges. Also provides support with grocery shopping if needed.
Referral or self-referral.

Eligibility: 55+ in St. John’s (including the Goulds), Mount Pearl, Paradise, CBS, Flatrock, and Pouch Cove.
CONTACT (phone or text): Molly at 709-727-8081 for emergency food delivery.
Friendly Visiting Program – during COVID-19, this is operating as a Friendly Telephone Visit Service. For more information:
Molly Dawson
Volunteer & Food Security Program Coordinator

If someone wants to volunteer for Connections for Seniors, they can also contact Molly (see above)

  • NOTE: Change in services for Connections for Seniors due to COVID-19:
    Will NOT be accepting visitors to Shelter Program until further notice.

Note: Connections for Seniors is requesting donations of dry and canned goods. (Contact number above and they will pick up donations.)


Connections for Seniors, a non-profit agency in St. John’s, provides temporary shelter and supportive services for older men, older women, or older couples who are 55 years of age and older and facing homelessness or in crisis.

They help seniors navigate complex systems linked to health, housing, legal, and financial matters.  They provide transportation related to health and housing needs. And they will pick up clients from their desired location within the St. John’s Metro area. They also offer acute, crisis-based counselling support as well as nursing services.

They will accept calls regarding a homeless senior.

ELIGIBILITY – POPULATION SERVED: Connections for Seniors provides supportive services for older men, older women, or older couples 55 years of age and older facing homelessness or in crisis

Contact for Connections for Seniors Intake (ie. for seniors needing their services): Ashley: 709-699-3063



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