Bill of Rights

  • I am not to blame for the abuse
  • I have the right to live without fear
  • I have the right to say no
  • I have the right to be treated with respect
  • I have the right to live in peace
  • I have the right not to be hit
  • I have the right to raise my children in safety
  • I have power over my own life
  • I have the right to make change
  • I have the right to be believed and helped
  • I have the right to be happy
  • I have the right to decide what is best for me
  • I have the right to ask for help
  • I have the right to my feelings


Family Violence is a complex social issue that often occurs in private. It is important to know that there are supports available to you - here is a list of some of the resources who specialize in this work 📞📲💜Tag anyone else who offers support for families to help keep the conversation going 📢Family Violence Prevention 🖤Resources🖤Employers: To learn more about the Domestic Violence Leave under the Nova Scotia Labour Standards Code, check out this free online public education course! If you witness or suspect abuse or neglect of a child, it is mandatory to report this by calling 1-866-922-2434.Friends and family: If a loved one is experiencing Domestic Violence, they might not want to talk about it. Be patient. Let them know you’re here for them and there are resources in the community to help, when they are ready.-Third Place Transition House: 902-893-3232-Millbrook Family Healing Centre: 902-893-8483-Colchester Sexual Assault Centre: 902-897-4366Nova Scotia Domestic Violence Court Program:The Domestic Violence Court Program is a specialty court that was first piloted in Provincial Court in Sydney, Cape Breton in 2012. The program is now permanent in Sydney and was expanded to the Halifax Regional Municipality in February 2018. “This court program is more responsive to the needs of people affected by domestic violence and offers meaningful interventions at an earlier stage. The program takes a trauma-informed, collaborative approach that supports healthier relationships and will help protect survivors and their families from future abuse.”For more information about the Domestic Violence Court Program, visit here: out our blog on for more information on Third Place Transition House Services (link in bio) 💭#trurobuzz #family #domestic #violence #awareness #resources #work #school #family #employer #educator ... See MoreSee Less
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Mental health impacts everyone 🙌🧠Please share and help us get the word out:As part of our continued efforts to expand peer support services throughout Nova Scotia, the CMHA-NS Division is offering a non-clinical men’s mental health support group. Who can attend this group? This group is for any male who could use a safe place to talk about mental health challenges they might be facing right now – from anxiety to isolation to depression.Join our Peer Supporters at 8 p.m. Wednesday evenings via ZOOM, as they create a safe place for this conversation from a place of lived experience. There is no fee to participate.For more information or to register contact please email: ... See MoreSee Less
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Today is Human Trafficking Awareness Day.Breaking the silence and ending the stigma begins with awareness. The Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline is operating 24/7/365📲: 1-833-900-1010💻: canadianhumantraffickinghotline.caToday is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Did you know this is happening in your community? Awareness is the first step towards breaking the silence and stigma. TESS is working across Nova Scotia to shed light on the issue of commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking, connect victims and survivors to services and supports, and advocate for changes that will address root causes. ... See MoreSee Less
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Our Outreach and Family Support Worker talk about our services and what to expect if you or someone you care about is in need.

You don't have to be a resident to access supports! #FamilyViolencePreventionWeek

There are many things to consider if you are leaving an abusive partner. Contact Juniper House Staff to discuss a personalized safety plan 1-800-266-4087 or locally (902) 742-8689

"We often talk about these systems [changing] as if it's something so complicated, and at a number of levels it isn't. It's just a question of doing it. The levels of services and protection available to women should not depend on their postal codes."

Grounding exercises help to bring your attention to the here and now when you are feeling overwhelmed. There are many ways this can be done. This visual offers one suggestion.

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