February 2024- Love Bombing

February 2024- Love Bombing Love bombing is often depicted as THE ultimate act of love in TV shows and movies, convincing an uninterested subject to fall for their overly attentive suitor. Despite what you may see on the big screen, love bombing also often violates and pushes boundaries with the goal of influencing and manipulating … Read more

Coalition Urges Immediate Action for Wage Equity in Nova Scotia’s Violence-Against-Women Sector

Halifax, NS, February 26, 2024 – The Transition House Association of Nova Scotia (THANS), alongside representatives from the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), non-unionized facilities, and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), convened once more to address critical issues within the violence-against-women sector. Following the initial gathering in November, a dedicated coalition has … Read more

FVPW 2024- Valentine’s Day Cards

This Valentine’s Day and Family Violence Prevention Week, we are excited to introduce our collection of consent-centered Valentine’s Day cards, designed to promote healthy relationships and affirm the importance of mutual respect and communication. Why Consent Matters Consent is the cornerstone of healthy relationships. It’s not just about saying “yes” or “no” to sexual activity; … Read more

Initial Reaction to the Release of the Desmond Fatality Inquiry Final Report

Transition House Association of Nova Scotia’s Initial Reaction to the Release of Desmond Fatality Inquiry Final Report HALIFAX, Nova Scotia – February 2, 2024: The Transition House Association of Nova Scotia (THANS) welcomes the long-awaited final report of the Desmond Fatality Inquiry, which acknowledges concerns raised by the gender-based violence sector and includes recommendations directed … Read more

January 2024- Stalking Awareness Month

January 2024 – Stalking & Tech-Facilitated Gender-Based Violence January is Stalking Awareness Month. In honour of this, the following offers a brief overview of stalking, what it is, who is targeted, and how technology facilitates further violence. For starters, “stalking” is a form of gender-based violence in which a pattern of behaviour directed at a … Read more

THANS Holiday Office Closure

The THANS Administrative office will be closed from December 21, 2023 to January 2, 2024. Please note our transition houses remain open 24/7, 365 days a year including holidays. Anyone requiring support can call or text 1-855-225-0220.