Half of all women in Canada have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence since the age of 16.
This number does not reflect unreported cases of violence.
We know that when you give women a way out of an abusive situation, they become empowered and committed to building a better life.
We are working to end violence against women and girls.
“It is not easy to just leave. It takes money and support and you need a safe place to go. I was able to leave a bad situation and make a safe environment for myself and my kids.”
Female identifying people 18 years or older, living in Nova Scotia, who
are currently fleeing, or have recently fled, abuse or violence. Applicants must have a source of income (income assistance or other benefits are acceptable), and have their own bank account, or be willing to open one during the application process.
Applicants from outside HRM will also need to provide a referral letter from a support organization.
How to Apply
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Contact the Program Coordinator to begin. This includes an initial screening call, an intake appointment, and a follow-up appointment.