Deepest Condolences to the Families impacted by the Horrific Mass Murder of 18-19 April 2020, Nova Scotia

We are saddened but in no way shocked to hear mainstream media now confirming that violence against women lay at the heart of this heinous crime. Nor did we consider it “senseless” in view of the unconfirmed reporting happening almost immediately in the aftermath of the attack, pointing to domestic violence as a main motive. … Read more

Domestic Homicide In Halifax NS Prompts Attention To Inmate Partner Violence

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/gerald-mccowan-friend-of-tracey-mackenzie-domestic-violence-1.5523733 The interview presented here left out a lot of what was was discussed: Where to access help from anywhere in Canada (sheltersafe.ca) and Nova Scotia (thans.ca); Addictions, drugs, pandemics and viruses are not actually causing factors of violence in the family although they are certainly aggravating factors; We must never blame and shame a … Read more

Third Place and Leeside Hiring New Executive Directors- APPLY!

Third Place Transition House (Truro) and Leeside Society (Port Hawkesbury) are both hiring for the position of Executive Director. Apply today directly through the Career Beacon link below! Third Place: https://www.careerbeacon.com/en/job/1580590/third-place-transition-house/executive-director/truro Leeside: https://www.careerbeacon.com/en/job/1586814/leeside-society/executive-director/port-hawkesbury

THANS Newsletter summer 2019

  Facts and Figures From 1st January- 31 December 2018 the member organizations of THANS registered an approximate total of 1800 clients experiencing domestic and family violence. This figure includes 278 children, 78 youth, and 112 seniors. Our staff assisted on 252 cases who were designated “High Risk”, and supported 154 Emergency Protection Orders. They … Read more

Chronicle Herald Feature of THANS and Women’s Centres Connect #RestorativeJustice

Source: https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/news/local/restorative-justice-for-domestic-sexual-violence-needs-more-study-womens-group-291915/ The Transition House Association of Nova Scotia and the province’s women’s support centres want further consultation and proper consideration to take place before a moratorium on the use of restorative justice for domestic and sexualized violence is dropped. Representatives of 20 organizations, including THANS, Women’s Centres Connect and Alice House, released a position statement … Read more

UPDATED OFFICE HOURS

We’re pleased to share that we have new office hours in effect: Monday-Tuesday: 9:30-1pm, 2-5:30pm  Wednesday: 10-3:30pm  The hours indicated will be our regular business hours, so please feel free to drop by. Staff may occasionally be in office outside those hours.