Global Shelter Count Just Released

The Global Shelter Count has just been released, produced by our sister association, the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters, and provided by the Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters & Transition Houses: “In one day 7,106 women with 3,792 children were turned away from shelters because we simply did not have space. This means that 10,898 women … Read more

THANS RESPONSE to RCMP Voicemail Incident

April 2, 2014 Halifax, NS The Transition House Association of Nova Scotia has been following the story of the ”accidental voice mail” that a woman, whose partner has been charged with assault, found and listened to on her voice messages at the end of last month. Our respect and thanks go out to this woman, … Read more

Shelter Voices

Shelter Voices: New survey shows reality of a day in the life of Canada’s shelters for women survivors of abuse March 5, 2014 SHELTER VOICES New survey shows reality of a day in the life of Canada’s shelters for women survivors of abuse March 5th  / Ottawa – The Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters and Transition Houses  … Read more

Centre for Research & Education on VAW Launches New Website

The new Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention website was launched this month. The Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative (CDHPI) is an information depository that features annual reports from DVDRCs across Canada and internationally. This includes: reports, educational materials, and key findings developed through research, inquests, and committee reviews; guides and information on how to implement a … Read more

THANS Responds to Minister Glavine: Like many Nova Scotians with concerns for social Justice , members of the THANS Board of Directors were very concerned about comments made by Health Minister Leo Glavine, in his Feb 6th Kings Co. Register/Advertiser: http://www.kingscountynews.ca/Opinion/Columnists/2014-02-06/article-3601297/Leo-Glavine—From-Province-House-to-home:-Doing-my-share-for-healthcare/1 Here is the THANS response to Minister Glavine and the Liberal Government: The Honourable … Read more

Pamela Gerhardt Endowment Fund Awards First Bursary

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Transition House Association of Nova Scotia is pleased to announce that the first Education Bursary from the Pamela Gerhardt Endowment Fund has been awarded. From her Obituary: “Pamela Gerhardt died on March 27, 2012, with her family by her side, in the Palliative … Read more