Third Place – Truro

Third Place Transition House, Truro

24 Hour Help Line: (902) 893-3232 | Toll free: 1-800-565-4878

Contact Us

Mailing Address: PO Box 1681, Truro, NS B2N 5Z5
Crisis Line: (902) 893-3232
Toll-Free Crisis Line: 1-800-565-4878
Business Line: (902) 893-4844
Women’s Outreach: (902) 895-9740
Children & Youth Outreach: (902) 893-3232
Fax: (902) 893-7674

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

Our Services

  • 24-hour crisis line
  • shelter for 15 women and children
  • support for women
  • support for children
  • 24-hour staffing
  • a safe, comfortable living environment for as long as six weeks
  • supportive counselling
  • help in understanding the legal and social services systems (referral & advocacy)
  • group support
  • a space for women to share their experience and to gain confidence in their own abilities
  • outreach workers for women and children

Outreach Services

  • accompaniment to court, lawyers, social services, etc.
  • assistance with peace bond and court applications
  • individual supportive counselling
  • information and referral
  • group support

Support Groups

  • Moving On: A three phased program with specific components. This program is designed to assist women who have left abusive relationships to recognize what constitutes a healthy relationship. Topics include: Boundaries, Choices, Setting Goals, etc. Take Time: This group is for women who are currently in or have recently left an abusive relationship.
  • Child Witnesses of Domestic Violence Abuse Education Program: This is an 8-week program for children who have been affected by domestic abuse. Topics include: family violence, dealing with anger, safety planning, self-esteem, etc. This group is facilitated by the Children Services Worker.
  • Anger Management/Conflict Resolution: This is an 8-week program that focuses on feelings and how to deal with anger. Programs are structured depending upon need. Topics often include: anger at school and home, our bodies and anger, self-esteem, conflict resolution, etc.
  • Public Education: Staff are available to make presentations or facilitate workshops focusing on a
    number of topics to other professionals, community groups, community colleges, schools, etc.

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

Third Place Transition House
PO Box 1681
Truro, Nova Scotia
B2N 5Z5