24 Hour Help Line: (902) 752-0132 | Toll free: 1-888-831-0330
Mailing address: PO Box 153, New Glasgow, NS B2H 5E2
Administration phone: (902) 928-0774
Shelter phone: (902) 752-1633
Outreach phone: (902) 752-2591
Childcare Counsellor phone: (902) 755-6390
Fax: (902) 928-0168
Tearmann House serves New Glasgow, Pictou, Antigonish, and Guysborough Counties.
The name Tearmann comes from a Gaelic word meaning ‘refuge’. While members of the Tearmann Society engage in various activities in support of the victims of family violence, the most important role of Tearmann House is to be a safe place for abused women and their children.
We are committed to
- providing a safe, secure shelter to women and their children in physically/emotionally/sexually abusive relationships
- providing a supportive environment in which they may begin to regain control of their lives
- informing women of realistic alternatives available to them
- allowing women the opportunity to discuss, explore, and follow through on those alternatives
helping women recognize that their opinions matters and their decisions will be respected
- shelter to women in physically, emotionally, and/or sexually abusive relationships
- food, shelter, and basic personal needs for women and their children
- a child care program which recognizes the children are in a crisis too and provides services to meet their needs
- skilled and supportive staff to provide information, referrals, counselling, and support groups
- shelter 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to a 6 week maximum.
Outreach for Women, Children and Teens
- support groups to explore choices and learn new skills
- support counselling in person or by phone
- information on what happens because of abuse, women’s rights, safety, relationships, how to communicate feelings to to others, and services available in the community
- referrals (if requested) to other agencies such as schools, mental health, housing, recreation, etc.
- help gaining services from other agencies such as Legal Aid, Community Services, etc.
- public education: workshops and presentations offered to community groups, organizations, boards, youth clubs, schools, and church groups to raise awareness of violence in our community.
If you are interested in helping to eliminate violence against women and children, consider making a donation to:
PO Box 153
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia