Shelters and Transition Houses in Nova Scotia

THANS is responsible for women's shelters outside of HRM. These shelters can be found across Nova Scotia, some focusing on particular communities of women and their families.

Waycobah Family Healing Centre

Waycobah Family Healing Centre

Waycobah Family Healing Centre serves all First Nations on Cape Breton Island and Paq’tnkek First Nation.

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Third Place Transition House, Truro

Third Place – Truro

Third Place Transition House serves Colchester and East Hants Counties and Truro.

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Tearmann House exterior

Tearmann House – New Glasgow

Tearmann House serves New Glasgow, Pictou, Antigonish, and Guysborough Counties.

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Naomi Society Antigonish

Naomi Society – Antigonish

The Naomi Society is a broad based community organization that preserves and promotes the safety, dignity and human rights through direct services to women and their children who are victims of family violence. The society advocates for and provides community action programs for all individuals who are affected by family violence.

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Millbrooke Family Healing Center

Millbrook Family Healing Center

Millbrook Family Healing Centre serves all First Nations on mainland Nova Scotia except Paq’tnkek First Nation.

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Leeside Tansition House, Port Hawkesbury

Leeside Transition House – Port Hawkesbury

Leeside Transtion House serves Richmond and Inverness Counties and the Town of Port Hawksbury.

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Juniper House – Yarmouth, Digby & Shelburne

Juniper House is operated by the South West Nova Transition House Association. Established in 1985, Juniper House is a safe shelter for abused women and their children.

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Harbour House - Bridgewater

Harbour House – Bridgewater

Harbour House is a transition house serving women and their dependent children who have left situations of intimate partner violence. We are located on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, in Bridgewater, offering services in Lunenburg and Queens Counties.

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Chrysalis House Kentville

Chrysalis House – Kentville

Chrysalis House is a non-profit grassroots organization that provides shelter, support, counselling, advocacy, and outreach for abused women and their children. Services are available for women who have been psychologically, emotionally, physically, and/or sexually abused.

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Cape Breton Transition House, Sydney

Cape Breton Transition House – Sydney

Cape Breton Transition House Association (Society) was formed in 1979. The association set out to raise funds which were subsequently matched by the Province of Nova Scotia. The association purchased the house and undertook extensive renovations. Cape Breton Transition House became a reality on February 12, 1981.

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Autum House Amherst

Autumn House – Amherst

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.

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