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The Journey Project COVID-19 Response

the journey project response to covid-19

Like so many of our community partners and clients, The Journey Project continues to monitor the COVID-19 developments closely. We know that this is an increasingly stressful time for many and are hoping to proactively adapt to any concerns and the needs of the people we serve. First and foremost, the health and well-being of the people we support is always our first priority. Due to ongoing developments, we are following the guidance of Public Health and are suspending all in-person support for the time being.


As of March 17th, 2020, The Journey Project will be cancelling any in-person meetings as well as any outreach/travel for the foreseeable future. Third-Party Reports are suspended until further notice. However, we will be working remotely to offer support to survivors of sexual violence. We know that the closing of many support services and the reduction/suspension of court and legal services in Newfoundland and Labrador places many of our clients in limbo. Know that you are not alone in this process and we will continue to support you. While we are engaging in social distancing and we may be operating at limited capacity, we will continue to use technology to support survivors throughout our province during this challenging time.

how to contact us

We will be checking messages (voicemail, landline, cell, and social media) Monday – Friday.
Please do not hesitate to reach out and a Legal Support Navigator will get back to you as soon as possible.
Email or call 1-833-722-2805 with any questions.

direct contacts

Emma Duke
Cell: 709-219-0672

Janet Lee
Cell: 709-986-2801

Sarah McHugh-Wade
Cell: 709-986-2811

additional supports

If you have any legal questions that have come up during this difficult time that are beyond the scope of The Journey Project and our Sexual Violence Legal Support Service, contact Public Legal Information Association of Newfoundland and Labrador at 709-722-2643 or 1-888-660-7788 and leave a message. Messages will be checked regularly.

If you need immediate support, the NL Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Centre Crisis, Support, and Information Line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days of the year at 1-800-726-2743.



Please visit the following websites for updates relevant to COVID-19.

World Health Organization:

Health & Community Services, Gov NL:

COVID-19 Self -Assessment:

Local: 811
TTY 1-888-709-3555


legal system updates

Please visit the following websites for updates regarding the legal system services and COVID-19.

Public Legal Information Association of NL:

Supreme Court:

Provincial Court:

Court of Appeal:


community mental health support updates

Please visit the following websites for updates regarding services and COVID-19.

Bridge the gAPP:

St. John’s Status of Women Centre Counselling Program – Right Here Right Now:

Jacob Puddister Memorial Foundation:


Mental Health Crisis Line:

Text Crisis Line (All ages):
Text the word ‘TALK’ to 686868

Mobile Crisis Response Team:

Mobile Crisis Response Team Labrador:


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Take Care,
Emma Duke, Janet Lee, & Sarah McHugh-Wade
Legal Support Navigators
The Journey Project