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 early years.

Fast forward to 2011 and our organization has changed dramatically.  We now operate two Community Residential Facilities, two facilities for men and women experiencing homelessness, a supportive housing program for men and women moving from shelter living to community living, and a Community Trustee Program for individuals in the community.  We have grown from a small volunteer operation with a couple of employees to a volunteer-lead organization with 75 employees.  Things have changed since 1968!

We live in the real world and we know bad things can happen to good people. Compassionate people in our community understand this.  When obstacles placed before a person become too enormous to overcome, it’s crucial that person have a place to go.  We are proud to offer up Shelter Nova Scotia as the place.

We invite you to join us in our journey as we all work together to demonstrate our passion for accomplishing two things:

  1. Helping men and women make the change from prison living to community living
  2. Ending homelessness one person at a time.

Join with us as we stand together to help individuals maximize their inherent greatness.  Together, with the help of your friends, we can connect positively with the men and women we serve in ways that help them experience a better life.

Welcome to Shelter Nova Scotia!