24 Hour Help Line: (902) 539-2945 | Toll Free: 1-800-563-2945

Contact Us

Email: cbtha@cbtha.com
Mailing Address: P.O.Box 487, Sydney, NS B1P 6H4
Executive Director: 902-562-2186 (Ext. 205)
Team Coordinator: 902-562-3864 (Ext. 212)
Business Office: 902-562-5744 (Ext. 206)
Outreach Counsellor: 902-562-3045 (Ext. 213)
Child Service Counsellor: 902-562-1336

Cape Breton Transition House serves CBRM and Victoria County.

About Cape Breton Transition House

Cape Breton Transition House Association was formed in 1979. The association set out to raise funds which were subsequently matched by the province of Nova Scotia. The association purchased a house and undertook extensive renovations. Cape Breton Transition House opened to woman and children on February 12th, 1981.

Cape Breton Transition House Association coordinated an integrated approach to Intimate Partner Violence- the Cape Breton Interagency on Family Violence.

Cape Breton Transition House Association takes a trauma informed and intersectional feminist approach. We are aware of the prevalence of trauma, the impact on health and that current service systems retraumatize women and children. We understand that women’s positionality in society including race, class, ethnicity, religion, health status, disability, immigration status, economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression impacts women’s experiences of gender-based violence.

Our Services

Shelter Services

  • 24 hour a day crisis/support line.
  • Confidential service delivery.
  • Safe emergency shelter for woman and children affected by Intimate Partner Violence.
  • Second Stage Housing available to current clients of Cape Breton Transition House Association. The types of housing available are apartments and room rental.
  • Information and education on abuse.
  • Case management.
  • Support counselling.
  • Safety planning.
  • Court support.
  • Advocacy and referral.
  • Group programming.
  • Housing support.
  • High Risk Designation.
  • Emergency Protection Order support.

Outreach Services

  • Outreach services for women in the community. Services include the Healthy Relationships Program, support group, support counselling, advocacy and referral, safety planning, presentations and public education, housing support, community engagement, High Risk Assessment, court support and Emergency Protection Order support.

Child & Youth Services

  • Services for parents, children and youth in shelter and in the community. Services include public education in schools and in the community on dating violence, consent and technological violence; Effects of Domestic Violence on Children Program with parents in a group setting or one on one; therapeutic play; court support; support counselling for youth; advocacy; referral and safety planning.

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

Transition House Foundation
PO Box 487
Sydney, Nova Scotia
B1P 6H4