Safety Planning

What is a safety plan? When you are considering leaving an abusive situation, there is a lot to consider so it is best to think ahead for what you might need in an emergency. A safety plan is something you develop in advance to help keep you organized and safe when and if you decide to leave. Things like having important paperwork kept in one spot, having a “go bag” ready with clothing, extra medications, or children’s toys. It should also include information of where the safest place to call from help in your home is, what doors lock, the quickest route to the front door as well as trusted people you might set up a code word with. Each plan is unique and dependent on the situation.

You can call us anytime to help build a personalized safety plan at 902-893-3232 or use the tips below to make your own.


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) ... 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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Have you listened to our podcast? Somebody Must Say These Things is an 8-part series that fully investigates Violence Against Women in Nova Scotia. Now available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Visit our website at to learn more. ... See MoreSee Less
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