The St. John’s Status of Women Council/Women’s Centre is a feminist organization that since 1972 is continually working to achieve equality and justice through political activism, community collaboration and the creation of a safe and inclusive space for all women in the St. John’s area.
About ST. JOHN'S WOMEN'S CENTRE INC.
The St. John’s Status of Women Council operates the Women's Centre, Marguerite's Place Supportive Housing Program & the Safe Harbour Outreach Project (SHOP).
Created in 1973, the St. John’s Women’s Centre (SJWC) is the charitable non-profit arm of the St. John’s Status of Women Council. The SJWC is dedicated to providing women-centred, community-based programs delivered within a safe, non-judgemental, open, and caring environment.
We have a long and proud history, and are the oldest, member-owned Women's Centre in Canada. Our organization was instrumental in opening the first transition house for women fleeing domestic violence and was home to the first rape crisis centre in the province.
For more than 45 years, the Women’s Centre has offered support and programs on many issues that affect women’s lives, including social isolation, mental health, violence, marginalisation, poverty, housing, trauma, and system navigation. All of our programs and services are women-focused and aim to provide opportunity for personal growth, empowerment, and social connection. All programs are offered free of charge.