THANS Receives Provincial Funding to Support Transition Houses Across the Province

MEDIA RELEASE Transition House Association of Nova Scotia receives Provincial Funding to Support Transition Houses Across the Province HALIFAX, March 8, 2023–Transition House Association of Nova Scotia (THANS) announced today, on International Women’s Day, they have been awarded 4 million dollars in funding by the Province of Nova Scotia to help address gender-based violence in … Read more

THANS Administrative Office Holiday Hours

The Transition House Association of Nova Scotia administrative office will be closed for the holidays starting on December 20th, 2022, and will re-open on January 3, 2023. For many victims of domestic abuse, the holidays often mean putting on a happy face for friends and family. The increased number of social gatherings and family tension … Read more

Barriers to Accessing Justice for Victims of Domestic Violence in NS

While there have been important legal strides made to protect women and children experiencing domestic violence over the years, such as the recent amendments to the Divorce Act, there remain numerous barriers to accessing justice for survivors of violence. For victims, these barriers show up almost immediately when navigating the various systems that step in … Read more

Nova Scotian Podcast About Domestic Violence Wins International Award

August 5th 2022: Halifax, NS – The Nova Scotian podcast series by the Transition House Association of Nova Scotia (THANS), Somebody Must Say these Things, has gained international recognition from the Purple Ribbon Award. The awards are organized by Theresa’s Fund and to honor the countless heroes of the domestic violence movement, including advocates, … Read more

Harbour House, Bridgewater- Seeking Executive Director

Harbour House is hiring a seasoned Executive Director to oversee, lead, and manage the operations of the shelter and its programs on-site in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. The ED is accountable to the Board of Directors of the Association, ensuring that all activities and programs are carried in a way that increases independence, promotes self-sufficiency and … Read more

THANS Statement in Response to Halifax Examiner

March 23, 2022: As an umbrella association of violence-against-women organizations in the province, the Transition House Association of Nova Scotia (THANS) feels compelled to respond to the Halifax Examiner’s article titled “Cheating and beating: the tragic lead-up to the Portapique massacre” dated March 22, 2022. We believe that there is no such thing as an … Read more