• 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


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


  • 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


  • 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


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! lae.znanja.com/lms/course/view/644683/0Educators: 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: www.courts.ns.ca/Provincial_Court/NSPC_domestic_violence_court.htmCheck out our blog on trurobuzz.com 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: education02@novascotia.cmha.ca ... 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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