Project: Marguerites Place

Organization: St. John’s Status of Women Council

The first FIG Fund grants were given to two female clients of Marguerite’s Place, a supportive housing centre in St. John’s. The two recipients used their grant of 1500$ each to help them with access to work opportunities. The money was used to provide a computer for one client and to assist with dental expenses for another.

Marguerite’s Place Supportive Housing assists women move toward independence. They follow a trauma-informed, holistic approach and provide around-the-clock on-site staff. Women are provided with tools and knowledge to develop healthy relationships, skills, and community connections to navigate challenges and crises in their lives. To promote a sense of community, women participate in a weekly resident meal and meeting and are also encouraged to participate in any of the programs offered through the St. John’s Women’s Centre.