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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Sometimes it can be hard to identify red flags while you are still in an abusive relationship. Third Place can always help with domestic violence information and education. Reach out any time to talk or ask questions. 24/7 support line:1-800-565-4878(902) 893-3232www.growthcounselingservices.com/blog/2019/9/18/intimate-and-tribal-gas-lighting-how-to-keep-your... ... See MoreSee Less
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Women AND their children are welcome at Third Place Transition House during their time of need, and we have a variety of services offered to support the family unit during this chapter:+literature and resources for children/youth who have witnessed violence+referrals for children/youth who need specialized supports or therapy+provisions for new mothers and their babies+child and youth clothing+information and advocacy regarding custody applications, family court, and emergency protection options+help navigating one's journey with Child Protective Services+court accompaniment+parental support+advocacy+child care for important appointments+ One-on-one youth outreach (covering topics of healthy relationships, witnessing family violence, self esteem, healthy boundaries, emotional literacy, processing difficult events, help understanding changes in family dynamics and living arrangements, self care, etc.)+modelling positive child/youth-adult relationships+new school registration and orientation+school pick up and drop off+school supplies...and more.If you have questions about bringing your child to Third Place, don't hesitate to reach out and connect with our Family Support Worker. (902) 893-3232 ... See MoreSee Less
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If you or someone you know is being abused at home, call us to see how we may be able to help. Women and children are welcome at our emergency shelter, and outreach services are available for women and youth in the community who have experienced domestic violence as well.Our crisis line is staffed 24/7. Call us any time:Local: 902-893-3232Toll free: 1-800-565-4878 ... See MoreSee Less
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