Autumn House – Amherst

24 Hour Help Line: 1-902-667-1200

Autumn House

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Autumn House serves Cumberland County.

About Us

Autumn House offers services to women who have been abused by an intimate partner (husband, boyfriend, common law spouse, same sex partner). The shelter is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and our phone lines are always open.

Services are offered at no cost and are completely confidential.

We offer the following services:

  • shelter for women and children
  • counselling and information on abuse and its effects
  • advocacy: help in accessing community resources such as financial assistance, police, lawyers, children's services, etc.
  • accompaniment to court and professional appointments
  • Ourselves support group.

Outreach Services:

Autumn House offers outreach services to reach victims of abuse in the community. If you require this support we can arrange to meet with you in your community.

Children's Outreach Program:

Autumn House also offers services to children who are affected by family violence:

  • share and learn counselling sessions
  • discussions and workbook activities
  • support and information
  • children's education and support group.

New Directions:

New Directions is a program of the Cumberland County Transition House Association that offers assistance to men who engage in abusive behaviour.

We are a closed group program that covers 20 or more topics. We meet once a week for 2 hours. There are 10-12 men in the group. Confidentiality is respected which creates a safe environment for you to come and share your experiences, explore your options, and work on changing your abusive behaviour.

Help us end violence against women, donate to Autumn House today.

You can donate by mail using the address above, contact the Administration if you have any questions. Donations are tax deductible.