Creating Communities of Care

Creating Communities of Care

Supporting the awareness and work raised around Afican-Nova Scotian and Indigenous women experiencing violence and abuse in Halifax.

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HIFIS: a National Picture

HIFIS aims to prevent and reduce homelessness by increasing knowledge and understanding of homelessness issues across Canada.

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For Neighbours, Friends, Families & Co-Workers

How to help as a trusted individual to someone experiencing violence.

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Women's Shelter Canada

THANS is part of the Women's Shelter Canada network. This is a fantastic National resource.

What does THANS do?

The Transition House Association of Nova Scotia (THANS) is an umbrella association of Violence-Against-Women organizations across the province.

Our organizations offer a range of services and supports to women and their families experiencing violence.

  • Access to free 24/7 communal shelter and basic necessities
  • Crisis lines
  • Advocacy and court accompaniment
  • Counseling and outreach services
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Somebody Must Say These Things is an 8-part series that fully investigates Violence Against Women in Nova Scotia.

By speaking with survivors and the women who make it their mission to end the issue for good, this podcast casts a stark, unapologetic light on our society’s continued insufficient acknowledgement of Violence Against Women.

Map of Resources

THANS and our member organization receive core operational funding from the Province of Nova Scotia. Check out this resource map from our government partners, the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women.

Donate to A Women's Shelter Now

Your donations will benefit families in crisis, in particular women and children who are in unsafe situations. Provide meals and basic necessities, holiday and group programming, proper equipment, and furniture. Your donations are used to support us with all these and much more!

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