The Department of Health and Social Development operates an emergency shelter in Happy Valley-Goose Bay in the Housing Hub, which is open 24/7 and serves both the homeless and the transient population. In addition there are 7 Supportive Living units for individuals with multiple & complex needs which are staffed 24/7 as well as 6 apartments with drop in supports. The Government of NL – NLHC provides funding to support these operations.  Two individual living arrangements located in Happy Valley-Goose Bay for beneficiaries provide 24/7 supports on behalf of Labrador Grenfell Health.

In Nunatsiavut an emergency shelter in the community of Nain operates with funds from the Federal Government through Reaching Home. NLHC provides funding to support a Supportive Living unit in each of Nain & Hopedale for individuals with multiple & complex needs.  We also support a seven-plex in each of Nain & Hopedale for families at risk of having their children come into the care of Child Senior and Social Development or who potentially could have their children returned with appropriate housing and Supports.  The department also provides support to three seniors and three youth apartments within the prototype.  The Supportive Housing Manager, located in Hopedale, oversees all these services.

The other key positions under this department include: the Researcher/Evaluator, the Coordination of Services Case Manager and the Elder Coordinator.

  • Department Overview

    Focused on the health of both our people and our heritage, numerous programs have been developed by this department’s divisions to promote and preserve that which makes us unique.

  • Family Services

    Family Services The Family Services division of the Department of Health and Social Development aims to provide the necessary supports for creating strong family units.

  • Mental Wellness and Healing

    We are only as strong as the people within our communities, and that is why the department of Health & Social Development has a number of public health programs across our region

  • Youth Programming

    We understand that our youth are an important part of all of our communities, and that is why they plan an integral part in the programs and services provided by this department.

  • Social Development

    The Social Development division within the Department of Health and Social Development oversees an array of services aims at supporting the unique needs of all Nunatsiavut Inuit.

  • Health Services

    Nunatsiavut's Department of Health and Social Development offers a variety of programs and services, all managed under the Health Services Division.

  • Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB)

    For Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Information, Questions and Concerns.

  • Community Programs

    The Community Programs Division is responsible for a variety of programs and services aimed at increasing awareness and supporting healthy lifestyle choices.