Who is Shelter Nova Scotia?

Our Mission: While providing a safe place to stay for those in need, Shelter Nova Scotia seeks to grow an effective continuum of services to support people while they transition from crisis, back into the community.  

 

Our Vision: A community without judgement, where everyone has a safe, affordable home.

We believe, with your help, and our guiding principles (people and housing first), we can connect with the individuals we serve in ways that help them experience a better life. We do this by aiming high, reaching far, and working tirelessly. Shelter Nova Scotia is here – without judgement – to help.

Shelter Nova Scotia supports people in times of crisis and transition through residential, trustee and outreach programs.  To this end, we operate six facilities in HRM, providing a night of rest to 106 people and providing support to hundreds more, 365 days a year. We offer far more than shelter; utilizing client and housing support workers in tandem with our colleagues working in mental health and addiction services, we support 1,300 people annually.

Our Facilities 

  • two emergency shelters for individuals experiencing homelessness                                                    (Barry House  &  Metro Turning Point)

  • an affordable, supportive apartment complex for individuals who have experienced homelessness (The Rebuilding)

  • an affordable, supportive living environment dedicated to individuals who have experienced chronic homelessness and who have a long history of  alcohol dependency                                (Herring Cove Apartments)

  • two community residential facilities for individuals making the change from correctional facilities to community living (Nehiley House & Sir Sandford Fleming House)

Our Community Support Programs

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Our Community Trustee Program serves over 200 people, providing clients with financial literacy and support like budgeting etc.  

Our Housing Support Program provides one-on-one support for individuals moving from shelter living to community.  

A community without judgement where everyone has a safe, affordable home

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Shelter Nova Scotia is proud to be part of a working group called "Housing for All." This group, along with Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Nova Scotia Office released this report today. "Keys to a housing secure future for Nova Scotians." Wouldn't that be nice?

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In recognition of the 20th anniversary of National Housing Day (November 22, 2020) shelter providers Adsum for Women & Children, Out of the Cold Community Association, Phoenix Youth Programs and Shelter Nova Scotia have jointly issued a statement on the current state of housing in our community.