Introducing Shelter Nova Scotia.

Shelter Nova Scotia believes that everyone deserves a safe and affordable home. We support people in times of crisis and transition through residential, trustee and outreach programs.  To this end, we operate 6 facilities in HRM providing a night of rest to 134 people each night. 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 1400 people annually.

We live in the real world. And in the real world, bad things can happen to good people. When obstacles placed before a person become too enormous to overcome, it’s crucial for that person have a place to go.

We believe, with your help, we can connect positively 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 judgment – to help.

In pursuit of our goals, Shelter Nova Scotia oversees the operation of:

  • two emergency shelters that serve men and women experiencing homelessness
  • a supportive housing program for men and women moving from shelter living to community living
  • an apartment complex for men transitioning out of shelter life
  • an affordable, supportive living environment dedicated to individuals who have experienced chronic homelessness and who have a long history of  alcohol dependency,
  • a Community Trustee Program for individuals in the community
  • two Community Residential Facilities that help men and women make the change from correctional facilities to community living