About Us

The Newfoundland and Labrador Housing and Homelessness Network (NLHHN) is a group of community-based service providers, municipal, provincial and federal departments and agencies, and representatives of persons at risk of homelessness, who are committed to working collaboratively on issues related to homelessness and housing.

Our Vision 

The Newfoundland and Labrador Housing and Homelessness Network will work collaboratively and creatively to address homelessness in all its aspects, to shape the response to homelessness in Newfoundland and Labrador, and to directly influence government policy and programs.


Membership in the Housing and Homelessness Network is open to any organization or individual committed to working on the Housing and Homelessness Network’s goals.

These are some of the types of people we have as members.


Community Groups


Housing Organizations


Religious/Faith Groups


Business Organizations




Government Agencies


Persons that are homeless (or at risk) and their representatives


Academic Researchers

What We Do

The Housing and Homelessness Network enables participants to share insights and ideas, identify service needs, and develop effective strategies to address the continuum of shelter, supportive housing and other support needs for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Our Goals

1. Collaborate in planning and advocacy efforts.
2. Create shared understanding between members of current services regarding the kind of programs which lead to effective, long-term and holistic approaches to address the underlying causes of homelessness.
3. Develop and enhance housing options for vulnerable populations.
4. Ensure choice, and safe options, suited to the needs of different individuals and families.
5. Enhance public education and community awareness.
6. Use the power of the Housing and Homelessness Network to strengthen individual members’ ability to function effectively.
7. Create a place in the Housing and Homelessness Network for all stakeholders, including people who have experienced homelessness or are at risk of homelessness.
8. Shape social policy regarding housing and homelessness issues.

Board of Directors

Here’s a list of the current NLHHN board of directors.
Sam Synard

Agency: Mayor – Town of Marystown
Position: Board Chair
Region/CAB: Burin Peninsula
Email: ssynard@townofmarystown.ca

Sharon Snook

Agency: CDO – Burin Peninsula Health Care Foundation
Position: Board Member
Region/CAB: Burin Peninsula Housing and Homelessness Committee (CAB)
Email: sharonssnook@hotmail.com

Noreen Careen

Agency: Executive Director – Labrador West Status of Women Council
Position: Board Member
Region/CAB: Labrador West Housing and Homelessness Coalition (CAB)
Email: lwsw@crrstv.net

Krystal Saunders

Agency: Housing Support Worker
Position: Board Member
Region/CAB: Happy Valley Goose Bay Housing and Homelessness Coalition (CAB)
Email: Krystal.Saunders@nunatsiavut.com

Jade Kearley

Agency: Interagency Coordinator – Community Mental Health Initiative Position: Board Member
Region/CAB: Community Coalition on Housing & Homelessness (CCHH) – Corner Brook CAB
Email: cmhi.iac@gmail.com

Stephen Williams

Agency: CEO Exploits Valley YMCA
Position: Board Member
Region/CAB:  Grand Falls-Windsor
Email: stephen.williams@ev.ymca.ca

Harold Smith

Agency: Lawyer/Partner – Stewart McKelvey Lawyers
Position: Board Member
Region/CAB: St. John’s
Email: hsmith@stewartmckelvey.com

Bernice Hancock

Agency:Executive Director – Stephenville Community Education Network
Position: Board Member
Region/CAB: Southwestern NL Housing & Homelessness Committee (CAB)
Email: hsmith@stewartmckelvey.com

Visit Us

77 Charter Avenue, Suite 100
St. John’s, NL, A1A 0N2

Call Us

Ph: (709) 722-1030
Fax: (709) 722-8335