Labels – The Good and the Bad

There are certain labels which can be helpful.  Think for a moment how helpful soup, mailing or safety labels can be.  Labels can provide positive direction, guidance and keep us safe.  There are certain labels which can be harmful.  Think for a moment how hurtful it can be when someone labels another person in a way that is mean and unfair.  We can be very unkind when we make assumptions ...

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Welcome to Shelter Nova Scotia!

By way of background, allow me to share with you a short story of how we ended up here. In 1968, a group of committed and compassionate volunteers formed a halfway house to help men change from prison living to community living.  At that time, other volunteers across Canada were forming Saint Leonard’s Societies to open halfway houses for men.  Some remarkable work was accomplished in those...

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