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Survivors for Change and Empowerment

A community based program in Nova Scotia offered by Carrie Low Training and Consulting providing services to victims and survivors of sexualized violence. 

Building advocacy, awareness, empowerment, and allyship.

Reading

Coming Soon!
Legal Advocacy Guide
by Survivors for Change and
Empowerment
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The Signal For Help Responder's
Action Guide
by Canadian Women's Foundation
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Avenues to Justice
Report on Restorative & Transformative Justice for Sexual Violence by LEAF
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We Have Power: a Guide to Engaging with Your MLA and Using Your Voice for Change
by the Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia
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We Believe You Colouring Book  for Survivors and Supporters (PDF) by Ryerson University
Healing with the Seven Sacred Teachings, A Mi'kmaq colouring book for survivors of sexual assault (PDF) by Ryerson University

Please note the resources below are for victims, survivors and supports in Mi’kma’ki (Nova Scotia) the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

  • 911 - emergency contact for fire, police or ambulance services

  • 211 - connects you to community and social services

  • 311 - municipal services and information within the HRM

  • 811 - access health information and advice

Provincial Domestic Violence 24 Hour Support Line:

1-855-225-0220

Nova Scotia Human Trafficking Team

902-449-2425


Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline

1-833-900-1010

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) are registered nurses with specialized training for patients who have experienced sexual assault or abuse. 

  • Annapolis Valley, South Shore and Tri County areas: 1-833-577-SANE (7263)

  • Halifax Regional Municipality: 902-425-0122

  • Guysborough, Antigonish, Pictou and Richmond Counties: 1-877-880-SANE(7263)

  • Sydney and greater Cape Breton areas: 1-844-858-8036

  • Cumberland, Colchester East Hants and Eastern Shore areas:1-833-757-SANE (7263)

CONTACT SANE

To access the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners Program for care, you can go to any open emergency department. If SANE is not available in your location, hospital staff will coordinate care or provide information regarding the nearest SANE response site.

The SANE program provides response, 24 hours a day, seven days a week and offers the following options:

  • Supportive care

  • Medical examination

  • Forensic examination

  • Provide access to medications to prevent pregnancy and/or sexual transmitted infections or diseases

  • Collect and store forensic evidence (up to six months) if the victim/survivor is unable or not ready to proceed with a police investigation immediately but would like to consider the option to do so later 

  • Follow-up instructions and care

  • Telephone response line for immediate sexual assault information and support (24 hours a day, 365 days a year)

  • Information about community resources for help with aftercare

  • Expert testimony in a court of law, if requested by the court

ADVOCACY

SURVIVORS FOR CHANGE & EMPOWERMENT
www.s4ce.ca/services
Email: admin@s4ce.ca

Advocates for and empower
s victims and survivors of sexual assault. Addresses the systemic failures of the justice system and explores the root cause of gender-based violence. Sharing helpful tools for self-care and self-advocacy. Educating and inviting ally-ship from within our community. Providing survivors of sexual assault access to, and information regarding our support services. 

ELIZABETH FRY SOCIETY OF MAINLAND NOVA SCOTIA
www.efrymns.ca
902-454-5041

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia (EFMNS) is a non-profit, charitable organization devoted to improving the lives of margina
lized groups of identified women, girls, non-binary, and gender diverse individuals who have been let down by a broken justice system that perpetuates inequality. 
ELIZABETH FRY SOCIETY OF CAPE BRETON
www.efrycb.com
902-539-6165
Sydney, Nova Scotia


NAOMI SOCIETY
https://www.naomisociety.ca
902-863-3807
Antigonish, Nova Scotia

Naomi Society offers support to women, children, and all genders through trauma-informed community prevention, outreach, support, and
advocacy.  We provide services to those who have experienced domestic, family, intimate partner and sexual violence in Antigonish and Guysborough Counties.
Campus

CAMPUS SUPPORTS

ACADIA SEXUALIZED VIOLENCE RESPONCE AND EDUCATION PROGRAM
https://www2.acadiau.ca/sexualized-violence/getting-support.html
Email: svrec@acadiau.ca
Wolfville, Nova Scotia 

ACADIA COUNSELLING SERVICES
https://www2.acadiau.ca/sexualized-violence/help-support-resources.html
902-585-1246
Wolfville, Nova Scotia

CAPE BRETO
N UNIVERSITY STUDENT SERVICES
https://www.cbu.ca/current-students/student-services/health-wellness/sexual-violence-response-support
902-563-1359
Sydney, Nova Scotia

DALHOUSIE SEXUALIZED VIOLENCE ADVISOR
www.dal.ca/dept/vpei/hres/sexualized-violence/supports-and-resources.html
902-494-6672
Halifax, Nova Scotia
 
 
MSVU HEALTH SERVICES EMERGENCY
https://www.msvu.ca/campus-life/health-wellness-services/sexual-assault-policy-resources
902-448-3975
Halifax, Nova Scotia
NSCAD COUNSELLING SERVICES
https://nscad.ca/student-experience/academic-resources/mental-health-and-wellness
902-717-6708

Halifax, Nova Scotia

NSCC SEXUAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND RESPONSE LEAD
https://www.nscc.ca/study-at-nscc/student-supports/wellness-counselling-services/sexual-violence-support/index.asp
902-471-7536
Nova Scotia


SMU SEXUAL VIOLENCE CASE MANAGER

https://www.smu.ca/svsc/welcome.html
902-496-8778

Halifax, Nova Scotia

STFX SEXUAL VIOLENCE ADVOCATE, VISIBLE @ X
https://www.stfx.ca/student-life-support/student-services/visible-at-x
902-867-5601

Antigonish, Nova Scotia

UNIVERSITY OF KINGS SEXUAL HEATH AND SAFETY OFFICER

https://ukings.ca/campus-community/student-services/campus-safety/sexualized-violence
902-229-6123

Halifax, Nova Scotia
INDIGENOUS

INDIGENOUS

CREATING COMMUNITES OF CARE
https://creatingcommunities.ca/

info@creatingcommunitesofcare.ca
Provides support to urban Indigenous and African Nova Scotian women who have experienced violence.

HOPE FOR WELLNESS HELPLINE

https://www.hopeforwellness.ca
1-855-242-3310
Emotional support and services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Available in English and French, Cree, Ojibway and Inuktitut.


JANE PAUL INDIGENOUS WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTRE
http://www.nsnwa.ca/jane-paul-centre

(902) 539-5890
Sydney, Cape Breton
MISSING AND MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN AND GIRLS CRISIS LINE

https://www.mmiwg-ffada.ca/contact
1-844-413-6649

WE KOQMAQ FAMILY HEALING CENTRE
https://thans.ca/shelters/waycobah-family-healing-centre/

902-756-3440

We’koqma’q First Nation, Whycocomagh

LEGAL

MEN'S INTERVENTION PROGRAMS

BRIDGES
https://www.bridgesinstitute.org
Truro, Nova Scotia
902-897-6665
Bridges offers anger management and domestic abuse counseling. 


CORNERSTONE CAPE BRETON
https://cornerstonecb.ca
902-567-0979
Sydney, N
ova Scotia 
Cornerstone Cape Breton explores beliefs and attitudes behind abusive behavior and introduces new skills to develop and strengthen respectful relationships


NEW DIRECTION
https://www.autumnhouse.ca/services
Amherst, Nova Scotia
Tel: 902-667-1344
Program of the Cumberland County Transition House Association that offers assistance to men who engage in abusive behaviour. 


NEW LEAF
https://www.newleafpictoucounty.ca
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
902-396-2440
New Leaf offers group counselling for men on the issue of domestic violence, referral to counselling services to women who have been impacted by domestic violence, counselling adolescent males who are showing signs of becoming abusive and doing school presentations on dating violence, healthy relationships, and sexual harassment.


NEW START
https://www.newstartcounselling.ca
Dartmouth, NS

902-423-4675
New Start Counselling is a non-profit, community-based counselling agency offering individual and group counselling to people affected by domestic abuse and family violence. Men’s and Women’s counselling is available.



 
lgbt

LGBTQIA2S+

211.NS
https://ns.211.ca
Call 211 or
1-855-466-4994

INTERLIGNE
https://interligne.co
1-888-505-1010
Interligne is a front-line centre for help and information for people affected by sexual diversity and gender diversity.


LGBT NATIONAL HOTLINE
​https://www.lgbthotline.org
1-888-843-4564


LGBT YOUTHLINE
https://www.youthline.ca
1-888-687-9688

 

SEXUAL ASSAULT CENTRES

ANTOGONISH WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTRE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICES ASSOCIATION
https://awrcsasa.ca 
902-863-6221
The Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre and SASA provides services to individual women and adolescent girls that include crisis and ongoing problem-solving support, information, advocacy, accompaniment and referral. Services and programs are designed to provide a comprehensive approach to problem solving and are delivered in a manner that promotes self-awareness, independence, and individual decision-making.
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
 
AVALON SEXUAL ASSAULT CENTRE
https://avaloncentre.ca
902-422-4240 - Call this line to ask general questions about Avalon Centre
902-817-3821 - Call this line for inquiries regarding trauma therapy
Avalon provides a continuum of supports and services to individuals affected by sexualized violence.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
 
COLCHESTER SEXUAL ASSAULT CENTRE
https://www.colchestersac.ca
902-897-4366
The Colchester Sexual Assault Centre (CSAC) is a non-profit, community based organization dedicated to strengthening and empowering survivors of adult sexual assault (ASA) and/or child sexual abuse (CSA) who are aged 16 and over. All programs and services are equally available to all genders.
Truro, Nova Scotia
 

 

Centres
SANE LOC

SEXUAL ASSAULT NURSE EXAMINER (SANE) PROGRAM LOCATIONS

ABERDEEN HOSPITAL (NEW GLASGOW)
835 East River Road, New Glasgow
SANE 24 hour response line: 1-877-880-7263

 

CAPE BRETON REGIONAL HOSPITAL (SYDNEY)
1482 George Street, Sydney
SANE 24 hour response line: 1-844-858-8036

 

COBEQUID COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE (LOWER SACKVILLE)
40 Freer Lane, Lower Sackville
SANE 24 hour response line: 902-425-0122

 

COLCHESTER EAST HANTS HEALTH CENTRE (TRURO) 
600 Abenaki Road, Truro
SANE 24 hour response line: 1-833-757-7263

 

CUMBERLAND REGIONAL HEALTH CARE CENTRE (AMHERST)
19428 Nova Scotia Trunk 2, Amherst
SANE 24 hour response line: 1-833-757-7263

 

DARTMOUTH GENERAL HOSPITAL (DARTMOUTH)

325 Pleasant Street, Dartmouth
SANE 24 hour response line: 902-425-0122

 

DIGBY GENERAL HOSPITAL (DIGBY)
75 Warwick Street, Digby
SANE 24 hour response line: 1-833-577-7263

 

FISHERMEN'S MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (LUNENBURG)
14 High Street, Lunenburg
SANE 24 hour response line: 1-833-577-7263

 

GUYSBOROUGH MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (GUYSBOROUGH)
10560 Route 16, Guysborough
SANE 24 hour response line: 1-877-880-7263

QEII/HALIFAX INFIRMARY (HALIFAX)
1799 Robie Street, Halifax
SANE 24 hour response line: 902-425-0122

 

IWK HEALTH CENTRE (HALIFAX)

5980 University Ave, Halifax

(Emergency Entrance is on the South Street Side)
SANE 24 hour response line: 902-425-0122
  
IWK SUSPECTED TRAUMA AND ABUSE RESPONSE TEAM (START)
During regular office hours: 902-470-8222
After office hours: 902-470-
8888
IWK Emergency Department: 902-470-8050

 

LINDSAY'S HEALTH CENTRE FOR WOMEN (ANTIGONISH)
204 Kirk Place, 219 Main Street, Antigonish
SANE 24 hour response line: 1-877-880-7263

 

MUSQUODOBOIT VALLEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (EASTERN SHORE)
492 Archibald Brook Road, Middle Musquodoboit
SANE 24 hour response line: 1-833-757-7263

 

ROSEWAY HOSPITAL (SHELBURNE)
1606 Lake Road, Shelburne
SANE 24 hour response line: 1-833-577-7263 

 

SOLDIERS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (MIDDLETON)
462 Main Street, Middleton
SANE 24 hour response line: 1-833-577-7263

 

SOUTH SHORE REGIONAL HOSPITAL (BRIDGEWATER)
90 Glen Allan Drive, Bridgewater
SANE 24 hour response line: 1-833-577-7263

 

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER UNIVERSITY HEALTH CENTRE (ANTIGONISH)
Bloomfield Centre 305, 5555 Union Pl, Antigonish
SANE 24 hour response line: 1-877-880-7263

 

ST. MARTHA'S REGIONAL HOSPITAL (ANTIGONISH)
25 Bay Street, Antigonish
SANE 24 hour response line: 1-877-880-7263
 

STRAIT RICHMOND HOSPITAL (CLEVELAND, RICHMOND CO.)
138 Hospital Road, Evanston
SANE 24 hour response line: 1-877-880-7263

 

VALLEY REGIONAL HOSPITAL (KENTVILLE) 
150 Exhibition Street., Kentville
SANE 24 hour response line: 1-833-577-7263

 

VICTORIA COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (BADDECK)
30 Old Margaree Rd., Baddeck
SANE 24 hour response line:  1-844-858-8036

 

YARMOUTH REGIONAL HOSPITAL (YARMOUTH)
60 Vancouver Street, Yarmouth
SANE 24 hour response line: 1-833-577-7263

 

 

Community

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCES

ALICE HOUSE (DARTMOUTH)

https://alicehouse.ca/

 

Second stage housing and counselling for women Halifax Regional Municipality.


Phone: 902-466-8459

Email: livesafe@alicehouse.ca

BRYONY HOUSE (DARTMOUTH)

https://www.bryonyhouse.ca/

Emergency services, shelter, counselling and support for women escaping intimate partner abuse for those in the Halifax Regional Municipality.


24-hour crisis line: 902-422-7650

Shelter main line: 902-423-7183

Text line: 902-422-7650

Email: staff@bryonyhouse.ca

AUTUMN HOUSE (AMHERST)

https://www.autumnhouse.ca/

Provides services to women & gender diverse people who have been abused by an intimate partner. The shelter is staffed 24-hours a day, 365 days a year and their phone lines are always open.

24-hour crisis line: 902-667-1200

Office line: 902-667-1344

Email: info@autumnhouse.ca

CHRYSALIS HOUSE (KENTVILLE)

https://www.chrysalishouseassociation.org/

Provides crisis, shelter, support, advocacy, transitional, and outreach services for women & their children who have experienced or at risk of experiencing violence and abuse. For those in Kings, Annapolis, and West Hants Counties.

Available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year

Phone: 902-679-1922 or Toll Free 1-800-264-8682

CAPE BRETON TRANSITION HOUSE (SYDNEY)

https://www.cbtha.com/

Provides shelter, second stage housing, therapeutic counselling, outreach and child & youth services for those experiencing intimate partner violence.

Available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year

Crisis Line: 902-539-2945 or Toll Free 1-800-563-2945

JUNIPER HOUSE (YARMOUTH)

http://www.juniperhouse.ca/

Provides a safe refuge for women & their children who have experience abuse. Shelter, crisis line, supportive counselling, advocacy, referrals and outreach to those in Digby, Yarmouth and Shelburne Counties.

 

24-hour crisis line: 902-742-8689 or Toll Free: 1-800-266-4087

Office Phone: 902-742-4473 

Email: juniperhouse@juniperhouse.ca

NAOMI SOCIETY (ANTIGONISH)

https://www.naomisociety.ca/

Provides services to women and their children who have experienced domestic, family, intimate partner and sexual violence in Antigonish and Guysborough Counties.

Available Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm


Phone: 902-863-3807

Email: info@naomisociety.ca

TEARMANN SOCIETY (NEW GLASGOW)

http://tearmann.ca/

Provides emergency shelter, 24-hour crisis line, advocacy, child & youth, and outreach programs


24-hour crisis line: 902-752-0132 or Toll free 1-888-831-0330

Shelter main line: 902-423-7183

Office line: 902-752-1633

Email: info@tearmann.ca 

MILLBROOK FAMILY HEALING CENTRE (MILLBROOK FIRST NATION)

https://thans.ca/millbrook-family-healing-centre/

Provides shelter, counselling, crisis line, referrals, outreach to women & children. 

24-hour crisis line: 902-893 or Toll Free 1-800-565-4741

THIRD PLACE TRANSITION HOUSE (TRURO)

https://www.thirdplaceth.ca/

Provides shelter, counselling support, advocacy, referrals, and outreach services for women & their children who are fleeing abuse and violence.

 

Support Line: 902-893-3232 or Toll Free 1-800-565-4878

Office line: 902-893-4844

Women's Outreach: 902-895-9740

HARBOUR HOUSE (BRIDGEWATER)

https://harbour-house.ca/

Provides shelter and counselling support for women and their dependent children who are fleeing situations of intimate partner violence within Lunenburg and Queens Counties.

Available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year

Support Line: 902-543-3999 or Toll Free 1-888-543-3999

Support Text: 902-514-4019

Support Email: thw@harbour-house.ca

LEESIDE SOCEITY (PORT HAWKESBURY)

https://www.leesidesociety.ca/

Operates a transitional housing, counselling, education, and resources for abused women & their children.

 

24-hour crisis line: 902-625-2444 or Toll Free: 1-800-565-3390

Office Phone: 902-625-1990

Text only line: 902-623-2145

Community

We make the best effort to ensure all our links and contacts are current, however on occasion an organization may change their web address, phone number or physical location. If you find a broken link on this page, please email us with the details and we will get it updated as soon as we are able. 
email our Social Media and Digital Manager at admin@s4ce.ca

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