Domestic Homicide In Halifax NS Prompts Attention To Inmate Partner Violence The interview presented here left out a lot of what was was discussed: Where to access help from anywhere in Canada ( and Nova Scotia (; 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: Leeside:

THANS End of Summer Update

On September 12th the All Candidates Debate on Women’s Rights and Gender Equity was held at Citadel High School. THANS partnered with Adsum for Women and Children, Alice House, Association of Black Social Workers, Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia, Immigrant Migrant Women’s Association of Halifax, Local Council of Women Halifax, Nova Scotia League … Read more

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: 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


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.


THANS is looking forward to a busy and productive new fiscal year, as our two projects which were granted federal and provincial funding in March 2019 get under way. Over four years, THANS will build capacity for effective province-wide data management through the grant, “Using Numbers to Tell Our Stories: Data Management in Women’s Shelters … Read more

$1000 Award for Women in Education, Training, or Small Business – Deadline July 30 2019

Financial gifts for education, training and small business start up The Transition House Association of Nova Scotia (THANS) and the founders of the Pamela Gerhardt Endowment Fund are collaborating to provide financial gifts to women and children who’ve experienced the trauma of domestic violence. The intent and purpose of the Pamela Gerhardt Endowment Fund is … Read more