Metro Turning Point provides emergency shelter for guests who identify as male and trans individuals.

At Shelter Nova Scotia, we believe in a People First approach. This means that we work with people in a non-judgmental environment, while promoting compassion and dignity. By focusing on a People First approach, we provide shelter services based on Harm Reduction and Housing First principles. A Harm Reduction framework enables us to work with people who may experience multiple barriers to accessing services. Such barriers may include mental illness, addiction or concurrent disorders.

Clients may access shelter services while under the influence of intoxicants, provided that they are not an immediate risk to themselves or others. Harm Reduction helps to minimize the adverse effects related to behaviours associated with substance use and other high risk behaviours.

We also believe that health and wellness is directly related to safe and appropriate housing. Housing First is an approach that is based on the concept that housing is a primary need, and that other issues that may affect an individual can be addressed once housing is obtained. Putting housing first is the foundation for ending homelessness.

Putting people first means that everyone has the right to choose their own path.

The shelter operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Guests who stay with us are provided a bed to sleep in, guidance for finding a pathway to other organizations who can help, advice for finding suitable housing, counseling, three meals a day (provided by our Adopt-a-Meal program and many community partners, like Brunswick Street Mission and Feed Nova Scotia) and whatever else might be required.

We now have beds for 30 guests.


Metro Turning Point

2170 Barrington Street
Halifax, NS B3K 2W4
Phone: 902.420.3282
Fax: 902.420.1018
House Manager
Michelle Wheeler