Updates & News

Deepest Condolences to the Families impacted by the Horrific Mass Murder of 18-19 April 2020, Nova Scotia

By Shiva Nourpanah | April 24, 2020

We are saddened but in no way shocked to hear mainstream media now confirming that violence against women lay at the heart of this heinous crime. Nor did we consider it “senseless” in view of the unconfirmed reporting happening almost immediately in the aftermath of the attack, pointing to domestic violence as a main motive. … Read more

Womens Shelter Canada Will Distribute Funds From Women And Gender Equality Canada

By Shiva Nourpanah | April 8, 2020

Women’s Shelter Canada has been working very hard to put in places processes ensuring the funds are distributed as efficiently, fairly and equitably as possible. It is a hard yet interesting exercise which brings to light the complexity and full spectrum of vulnerabilities and violences which women face. Read the news release here.

Cancelled Fundraisers Creates Additional Shortfalls In Funding For Charities Already Hard Hit By The Pandemic

By Shiva Nourpanah | April 8, 2020

Many charities and non-profits have had to cancel fundraisers which brought in a significant portion of their income, sometimes even going towards funding salaried positions. Visit the Harbourhouse Facebook page.

Domestic Homicide In Halifax NS Prompts Attention To Inmate Partner Violence

By Shiva Nourpanah | April 8, 2020

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/gerald-mccowan-friend-of-tracey-mackenzie-domestic-violence-1.5523733 The interview presented here left out a lot of what was was discussed: Where to access help from anywhere in Canada (sheltersafe.ca) and Nova Scotia (thans.ca); Addictions, drugs, pandemics and viruses are not actually causing factors of violence in the family although they are certainly aggravating factors; We must never blame and shame a … Read more

Third Place and Leeside Hiring New Executive Directors- APPLY!

By Shiva Nourpanah | December 11, 2019

Third Place Transition House (Truro) and Leeside Society (Port Hawkesbury) are both hiring for the position of Executive Director. Apply today directly through the Career Beacon link below! Third Place: https://www.careerbeacon.com/en/job/1580590/third-place-transition-house/executive-director/truro Leeside: https://www.careerbeacon.com/en/job/1586814/leeside-society/executive-director/port-hawkesbury

Statement of Support for Bryony House December 2019

By Shiva Nourpanah | December 11, 2019

THANS Bryony House Statement

THANS End of Summer Update

By Habiba Cooper Diallo | October 16, 2019

On September 12th the All Candidates Debate on Women’s Rights and Gender Equity was held at Citadel High School. THANS partnered with Adsum for Women and Children, Alice House, Association of Black Social Workers, Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia, Immigrant Migrant Women’s Association of Halifax, Local Council of Women Halifax, Nova Scotia League … Read more

Definitions of Sexualized Violence Services

By Shiva Nourpanah | July 15, 2019

SASNS Core Components of Sexualized Violence Services February 7 2018

THANS Newsletter summer 2019

By Shiva Nourpanah | July 5, 2019

  Facts and Figures From 1st January- 31 December 2018 the member organizations of THANS registered an approximate total of 1800 clients experiencing domestic and family violence. This figure includes 278 children, 78 youth, and 112 seniors. Our staff assisted on 252 cases who were designated “High Risk”, and supported 154 Emergency Protection Orders. They … Read more

Chronicle Herald Feature of THANS and Women’s Centres Connect #RestorativeJustice

By Shiva Nourpanah | June 19, 2019

Source: https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/news/local/restorative-justice-for-domestic-sexual-violence-needs-more-study-womens-group-291915/ The Transition House Association of Nova Scotia and the province’s women’s support centres want further consultation and proper consideration to take place before a moratorium on the use of restorative justice for domestic and sexualized violence is dropped. Representatives of 20 organizations, including THANS, Women’s Centres Connect and Alice House, released a position statement … Read more