Who We Fund
Since the first house opened in 1978, Transition Houses have led the province to its current understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence. They are also skilled and dedicated advocates for women’s safety.
Nova Scotia’s network of ten Transition Houses are located in communities across the province.
They are important public safety partners in their communities, and offer 24/7 services to shelter women and their children leaving situations of domestic violence.
Women’s Centres are a strong voice for women. They work to address societal barriers and advocate for change that has a positive impact on women, their families and communities.
Nova Scotia’s network of nine Women’s Centres are located in communities across the province.
They deliver a wide range of services including counselling and support, programming and information and referral services. They are also important partners in building rural safety.
The Halifax Transition House Association (Bryony House) was Nova Scotia’s first transition house and continues today as the province’s largest 24/7 shelter. It serves the Halifax Regional Municipality, providing transitional supports and services that strengthen community, educate the public and empower women.
Alice House second stage housing is committed to providing opportunities for women and their children. Its goal is to empower women to create a life free from intimate partner violence by offering safe housing, counselling, and support services.
Based in Dartmouth, Alice House is Nova Scotia’s largest second stage housing provider.
Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association is an important champion for Indigenous women in Nova Scotia.
Affiliated with the Native Women’s Association of Canada, this provincial organization supports sixteen local community chapters and advocates for better outcomes for Indigenous women and girls.
Contact information for these organizations, as well as additional resources and supports in your community, can be found through our resource map.