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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.

Our 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, under the umbrella of the Cumberland County Transition House Association, is a service for fathers and those who may find themselves in a fathering role. We provide support for men, and those who identify as men, through individual and group sessions, based on need. We provide confidential, non-judgemental support, crisis counselling, and other programs for men in Cumberland County.

Our services include:

  • Open Group - for men who would like to begin to examine their behaviors within the family unit and identify ways to make changes and move forward.             
  • Closed Group - is a 12 week psycho-educational program that aims to expand on issues identified in open group, and provide tools for men to move away from harm and towards repair.       
  • Fatherhood Matters - for men who are parenting children between the ages of 0 and 18 years old and are facing barriers that may impact their fathering role.         
  • Psychotherapy - short term counselling for men, who would like to look further into the reasons behind their behaviors and make positive changes for their families.

We have a professional and knowledgeable staff, and a safe, accepting space where we provide non-judgemental support for fathers and those in a fathering role.

Contact us at

If you are interested in helping to eliminate violence against women and children, consider making a donation to:

Autumn House
41 Russell Street
PO Box 1141
Amherst, NS
B4H 2S5