Sexualized Violence Support and Crisis Lines, curated by December 6 Fund

As Nova Scotia is in another lockdown, starting at 4 weeks, we at the December 6th Fund recognize that these conditions may increase the likelihood of domestic abuse and/or violence, sexualized violence, familial violence, and other kinds of harm within the household.

It is not your fault, and there are supports available.

The December 6th Fund is not available for immediate support in times of crisis, so we collected various resources and supports offered across the province. While these services may not be able to cover all your needs, it’s never too late to reach out for help in troubling and unsafe times!

For longer-term financial support options, you can check out our webpage listed below for details and email us at to learn more about our zero-interest microloan program.

In case of an emergency, CALL 911- these numbers are for NON-EMERGENCIES only

Resource Navigation, Support & Crisis Lines:

  • Girls Action against Trafficking & Exploitation (GATE) Program with Elizabeth Fry
    • Available to provide support, just to talk, connect to resources. Serves ages 12-30.
    • Mon to Fri 9am to 1am, Sat 10am-1am, Sunday 12pm-1am
    • 1-833-625-GATE (4283)
    • Nova Scotia Transition & Advocacy for Youth (NSTAY) Program
      • Peer support, resource navigation, emergency housing/transportation for those exiting sexual exploitation. Serves ages 13-24.
      • 1-782-414-7657 (call/text)
    • Trafficking and Exploitation Services System (TESS) Partnership
      • A province-wide partnership of service providers committed to ending human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of youth.

`Hotlines to Report Human Trafficking and/or Commercial Sexual Exploitation:

  • Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline
    • 1-833-900-1010 (24/7)
    • Available 24/7
    • Nova Scotia RCMP Human Trafficking Tip Line
      • 1-902-449-2425 (24/7)
      • Available 24/7

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) by Region:

  • Sydney and greater Cape Breton areas
    • 1-844-858-8036
    • Cumberland
      • 1-833-757-7263
    • Guysburough, Antigonish, Pictou and Richmond Counties
      • 1-877-880-7263
    • Halifax Regional Municipality
      • 1-902-425-0122
    • South Shore
      • 1-833-577-7263
    • Tri-County
      • 1-833-577-7263
    • Annapolis Valley
      • 1-833-577-7263

Sexual Assault and/or Sexual Health Centres by Region:

For more information on our December 6th Fund, please visit