Updates & News

Purple Ribbon Campaign

By Ann de Ste Croix | November 2, 2018

As we approach the 16 Days of Action to Eliminate Violence Against Women (25 Nov-10 Dec), wear a purple ribbon to remember women who have died violently and raise awareness of this heinous crime. THANS sells beautiful artisanal leather purple ribbons hand-crafted by a local artist ($5 each), and all proceeds will go to directly … Read more

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND HEAT

By Ann de Ste Croix | July 26, 2018

Recently, a journalist asked us to comment on whether it was true that domestic violence increases in hot weather. The response of the Executive Directors’ of THANS member organizations is so powerful that I am compelled to share it here: Member organizations of the Transition House Association of Nova Scotia do not necessarily see a … Read more

THANS Quarterly Info Sheet

By Ann de Ste Croix | July 23, 2018

Naomi Society- New Hours

By Ann de Ste Croix | June 21, 2018

Naomi Society hours will change as of Tuesday, July 3, 2018   New Hours: 0800-1600, Monday to Friday 902.863.3807 Please note that there is not always counsellors in the office during regular business hours as they may be out supporting clients.    After Hours:  Tearmann Transition House (New Glasgow) 1.888.831.0330 Leeside Society (Port Hawkesbury) 1.800.565.3390

Leeside Transition House AGM

By Ann de Ste Croix | June 19, 2018

 June 28 at 7 PM Evergreen Senior’s Club Embree St. Port Hawkesbury. Guest Speaker: Connie Saulnier.

PAMELA GERHARDT ENDOWMENT FUND

By Ann de Ste Croix | June 7, 2018

  Financial gifts for education, training and small business start up The Transition House Association of Nova Scotia (THANS) and the founders of the Pamela Gerhardt Endowment Fund are collaborating to provide financial gifts to women and children who’ve experienced the trauma of domestic violence. The intent and purpose of the Pamela Gerhardt Endowment Fund … Read more

Tearmann House AGM- Wednesday 20 June 2018

By Ann de Ste Croix | June 6, 2018

Juniper House’s AGM

By Ann de Ste Croix | June 1, 2018

Juniper House’s AGM will be June 14th at 6pm at the Mariner’s Centre. All are welcome to attend.  

“Families fleeing domestic violence have a new home in Amherst”

By Ann de Ste Croix | June 1, 2018

“The maximum stay at Autumn House is six weeks and this is often not long enough for women to secure safe and affordable housing,” said Dawn Ferris, executive director of Autumn House in Amherst. “”The two new second-stage housing units will offer extended, safe, secure and affordable housing. This brings us closer to reaching our … Read more

Contract for N.S. women’s society among 1st to grant domestic violence leave

By Ann de Ste Croix | June 12, 2017

  By Michael Gorman, CBC News Posted: Jun 07, 2017 6:00 AM AT Last Updated: Jun 07, 2017 6:00 AM AT ‘I think it’s about being important to the employers, to value their employees,’ says Dawn Ferris.  Workers at the Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia have negotiated leave for intimate partner violence in their … Read more