Goals

  • To provide safe shelter and services to abused women and their children
  • To provide immediate support counseling via 24-hour support line
  • To provide support services to clients (residents and non-residents)
  • To provide advocacy support to clients in their dealings with community agencies and services
  • To act as an ongoing resource and continuing support to victims and survivors
  • To act as a liaison and referral source for clients to appropriate helping agencies
  • To partner with like-minded organizations for the overall goal of ending violence against women
  • To provide a trauma-informed response to family violence throughout all levels of the organization

Programs

  •  To provide programs and support to other community based programs which are designed to prevent, treat and alleviate problems related to family violence.

Education

  • To provide leadership in educating the community with regard to all issue of family violence
  • To provide and facilitate education for the growth of clients
  • To provide educational opportunities for continuing development of staff and board members
  •  To participate in projects which further the knowledge and awareness of family violence
  • To work with other agencies to educate the public about healthy relationships

Administration

  • To employ an Executive Director for the overall administration, maintenance and supervision of the shelter, the building, the staff and they clients
  • To operate a transition house, employing the required staff
  • To ensure that an effective and comprehensive financial system is maintained
  • To function as a policy-making and decision-making body and to lobby government and community agencies in relation to family violence
  • To keep accurate and confidential records of people served, of dispositions and of follow-up services provided
  • To evaluate periodically and consistently the effectiveness of our services

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Come down to the Farmers Market from 8am to 1pm today, December 3rd and discover resources and upcoming events from Third Place, Colchester Sexual Assault Centre - CSAC , Truro Program Centre , Elevateher Mental Health Support Services Canada , and the The Lotus Centre . Find out more about the Purple Ribbon Campaign, #16DaysOfActivism and the upcoming December 6th event at The Lotus Centre. Our friends at the Colchester Sexual Assault Centre are here at their own table, stop by to find out in depth information on their services!See you there! ... See MoreSee Less
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Meet us at the Farmers Market tomorrow, December 3rd from 8am - 1pm! Learn more about the Dec 6th Vigil at The Lotus Centre, the #16DaysOfActivism and the Purple Ribbon Campaign. Take a purple ribbon and fill out a tag with a hope for women's equality in the future, or with the name of a loved one lost. Find resources from The Lotus Centre , Colchester Sexual Assault Centre - CSAC , Truro Program Centre , Elevateher Mental Health Support Services Canada.See you there! ... See MoreSee Less
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For the 16 Days of Activism, we will be highlighting local organizations committed to supporting women and gender diverse individuals in the spirit of collaboration and to highlight work being done in the community.The Transition House Association of Nova Scotia is comprised of transition houses across Nova Scotia, including Third Place and the Millbrook Family Healing Centre. THANS operates through a feminist lens to provide services, programs and funding for their transition house members. THANS provides education and awareness, including their 8 part series "Somebody Must Say These Things", found here:thans.ca/somebody-must-say-these-things/Find out more about THANS here:thans.ca/about-thans/This informative post on Safety Planning was shared from Transition House Association of Nova Scotia. ... See MoreSee Less
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