Services

Community Agencies

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For additional help finding the services you need: Nova Scotia 211

Resources for African Nova Scotians

Child Protection & Children’s Aid

Counselling

Department of Community Services (Employment Support and Income Assistance)

Family Courts

Family/Domestic Violence Services and Resources
Includes listing of transition houses for women and shelters for men and women

Food Banks

Government Services and Resources

Help Lines

Resources for Immigrants and Newcomers

Resources for Indigenous Families and Children

Legal Information and Legal Support

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer (LGBTIQ+) Resources

Mental Health and Addictions Supports and Services

Nova Scotia Legal Aid

Resources for Parents and Children

Resources for Persons with Disabilities

Police and RCMP

Resources for Seniors

Senior Abuse

Sexual Assault Centres

Sexual Health Services

Victim Services

Women’s Centres/Services

 


Resources for African Nova Scotians

African Canadian Legal Clinic

African Canadian Services Division - Department of Education Nova Scotia

African Diaspora Association of the Maritimes

Akoma Family Center - a youth facility that specializes in working with African Nova Scotian youth

Association of Black Social Workers
(902) 429-7799

Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia

Black Educators Association
(902) 424-7036 or toll-free at 1-800-565-3398

Black Women’s Health Program - North End Community Health Center

Boys and Girls Club of Preston

Congress of Black Women Canada

Council on African Canadian Education (CACE)

Cumberland African Nova Scotia Association (CANSA)

East Preston Recreation Center - provides recreational programs to youth within the community

Government of Nova Scotia's list of African Nova Scotia Employment Partnership Committees & Other Organizations

Health Association of African Canadians

Office of African Nova Scotian Affairs
Toll-free 1-866-580-ANSA (2672)

Valley African Nova Scotian Development Association (VANSDA)

Whitney Pier Youth Club - provides programs for youth of all ages, including homework and tutoring help, an arts and crafts drawing program, a health and wellness program, and teen nights

 

 


Child Protection & Children’s Aid

Nova Scotia Department of Community Services

Annapolis County (902) 532-2337
Antigonish (902) 863-3213
Victoria County (902) 563-3400
Colchester County (902) 893-5950
Cole Harbour (902) 435-7472
Cumberland County (902) 667-3336
Dartmouth (902) 424-3298
Digby (902) 245-5811
Guysborough (902) 533-4007
Halifax (902) 425-5420
Hants County (902) 798-2289
Inverness/Richmond (902) 625-0660
Kings County (902) 678-6176
Lunenburg County (902) 543-4554
North Sydney (902) 794-5110
Pictou County (902) 755-5950
Queens County (902) 354-3525
Sackville (902) 869-3600
Shelburne County (902) 637-2337
Shubenacedie (902) 758-3553 or Toll-free 1-800-263-8686
Yarmouth County (902) 742-0700

Mi'kmaw Family & Children's Services

Eskasoni (902) 379-2433
Bear River (902) 467-3970

Box 179, Shubenacadie
Hants County, NS, B0N 2H0
Phone (902) 758-3553 or 1-800-263-8686
Fax: (902) 758-2390


Counselling

For children
IWK Community Mental Health
(902) 464-4110

For children and adults

Family Service Association
Halifax and Lower Sackville (902) 420-1980 or toll-free at 1-888-886-5552

Family Services of Eastern Nova Scotia
Sydney (902) 539-6868 or toll-free at 1-866-330-5952

Criminal Injuries Counselling Program
Phone 424-4651, or toll-free at 1-888-470-0773

Centre for Health and Wellbeing
(Counselling) (Gateways)   Truro – (902) 896-6264

 


Department of Community Services (Employment Support and Income Assistance)

Central Regional Office (Halifax) (902) 424-5074
Central Region District Office (Halifax) (902) 424-4150
Cole Harbour (902) 435-7472
Dartmouth (902) 424-3298
Lakeside (902) 876-0580
Portland Street, Dartmouth (902) 424-1600
Sackville (902) 869-3600
Sheet Harbour (902) 885-2974

Eastern Region District Offices

Eastern Regional Office (Sydney)    (902) 563-3302
Glace Bay (902) 842-4000
North Sydney (902) 794-5110
Port Hawkesbury (902) 625-0660
Sydney (902) 563-3300

Northern Regional Offices

New Glasgow (902) 755-7023
Northern Region District Offices (902) 863-3213
Antigonish (902) 893-5950
Colchester
Cumberland – Amherst
(902) 667-3336
Guysborough (902) 533-4007
New Glasgow (902) 755-7363
Western Regional Office (Kentville) (902) 679-6715

Western Region District Offices

Annapolis (902) 532-2337
East Hants: Elmsdale 1-866-798-8319 (toll-free)
Hants: Windsor (902) 798-8319
Kings: Kentville (902) 678-6176
Lunenburg: Bridgewater (902) 543-5527
Queens: Liverpool (902) 354-2771
Shelburne: Barrington (902) 637-2335
Yarmouth (902) 742-0741

Family Courts

Amherst (902) 667-2256
Antigonish (902) 863-7312
Bridgewater (902) 543-4679
Digby/Annapolis (902) 425-4567
Halifax (902) 424-3990
Kentville (902) 679-6075
Pictou (902) 485-7025
Port Hawkesbury (902) 625-4012 or 4013
Sydney (902) 563-2200
Truro (902) 893-5840
Yarmouth (902) 742-0550

 


Family/Domestic Violence Services and Resources

Access Nova Scotia - Dealing with Spousal Abuse or Family Violence

Family Violence Prevention Program (Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada)

Justice Canada’s Family Violence Initiative

Legal Information Society of NS - family law information in multiple languages, including a brochure about domestic violence for newcomers

Nova Scotia’s Domestic Violence Action Plan

Nova Scotia Domestic Violence Resource Centre 

Native Women's Association of Canada - violence prevention and safety

Public Health Agency of Canada's Family Violence Initiative

‘Safely on your way’

Stop Family Violence - Public Health Agency of Canada
 

Directories (Publications of National Clearing House on Family Violence)

Directory of Services and Programs for Abused Men in Canada

Canada’s Treatment Programs for Men who Abuse their Partners

Transition Houses and Shelters for Abused Women in Canada

Directory of Services for Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

 

Transition Houses for Women

Transition House Association of Nova Scotia
(902) 429-7287

Amherst: 
Autumn House (Wheelchair accessible)
(902) 667-1344 or (902) 667-1200 (Crisis line)

Bridgewater:
Harbour House (Wheelchair accessible)
(902) 543-3665, (902) 543-3999 (Crisis line),
Outreach 543-9970, toll-free 1-800-543-3999

Digby:
Juniper Outreach
(902) 245-4789 or toll-free at 1-800-266-4087

Halifax:
Bryony House (Wheelchair accessible,
bilingual staff as required)
(902) 429-9002, (902) 422-7650 (Crisis line)
Outreach (902) 429-9001

Kentville:
Chrysalis House
(902) 679-6544, (902) 679-1922 (Crisis line),
Outreach 679-1155, Toll-free 1-800-264-8682

New Glasgow:
Tearmann Society (Wheelchair accessible)
Crisis line (902) 752-0132
Office (902) 752-1633
Outreach (902) 752-2591, Toll-free 1- 888-831-0330

Port Hawkesbury:
Leeside Transition House (Wheelchair accessible)
Crisis line (902) 625-2444 (902) 625-1990,
Outreach (902) 625-1106, Toll-free 1-800-565-3390

Sydney:
Cape Breton Transition House
Outreach Program 562-3045, Toll-free 1-800-563-2945

Truro:
Third Place (Wheelchair accessible)
Crisis line (902) 893-3232, Office (902) 893-4844
Outreach (902) 895-9740, Toll-free 1-800-565-4878

Yarmouth:
Juniper House
Crisis line 742-8689, Office 742-4473
Outreach 742-0231, Toll-free 1-800-266-4087
 

Second Stage Housing
Second stage housing offers safe and affordable housing for abused women and their children. You can also contact through your local transition house.

Antigonish:
Naomi Society
(902) 863-3807

Metro
Alice Housing
(902) 466-8459

New Glasgow:
Pictou County Second Stage Housing
(902) 928-0970

Sydney:
Cape Breton Transition House
(902) 562-4190

Truro:
Welkaqanik Next Step Shelter (Priority to Aboriginal women)
(902) 895-1738

 

Shelters for Men and Women

Halifax

Adsum House
(For homeless women and children)
(902) 429-4443 or (902) 423-4443

Barry House (Emergency shelter for homeless women and children at risk)
(902) 422-8324

Metro Turning Point (for men)
(902) 420-3282

Out of the Cold (emergency winter shelter for men and women)
(end of November – May 1st)
(902) 225-0770

Phoenix Youth Services (ages 16 – 24)
(902) 446-4663 or toll-free 1 888 878-5088

Salvation Army (for men)
(902) 422-2363

Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System
Information for helping children exposed to domestic violence 
 

Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs
 

Amherst/Cumberland County:
New Directions
(902) 667-1344

Bridgewater/Lunenburg and Queens Counties (Western Nova Scotia):
Family Service Western Nova Scotia
(902) 543-7444

Halifax:
New Start Counselling
(902) 423-4675

Sydney/Cape Breton Island:
Second Chance
(902) 567-0979 or toll-free 1-855-567-0979

Secondchance@programsecondchance.ca (Sydney)
strait@programsecondchance.ca (Port Hawkesbury)

Truro/Colchester and East Hants counties:
Bridges
(902) 897-6665

Westville/New Glasgow, Pictou, Antigonish, Guysborough Counties:
New Leaf
(902) 396-2440

Other Family Violence Resources

Public Prosecution Service – for victims of crime
 


Food Banks

Feed Nova Scotia
1-877-521-1188

Colchester Food Bank
(902) 893-4566

Glace Bay Food Bank Society
(902) 849-0750

 


Government Services and Resources

Department of Justice Canada – Supporting Families

Federal Child Support Guidelines
1-888-373-2222 (toll-free)

General health services – Health Link
811 (or 711 for the Hearing Impaired)

The Government of Nova Scotia’s Cyberbullying Task Force

Maintenance Enforcement Program
(902) 424-0050 or toll free at 1-800-357-9248 

Nova Scotia 211 - community and social services listings
TTY Available: 1-888-692-1382

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission
(902) 424-4111 or toll-free at 1-877-269-7699

Nova Scotia Ombudsman’s Office
(902) 424-6780 or toll-free at 1-800-670-1111

Service Canada
(Federal government programs and services)
1-800-622-6232, or TTY 1-800-926-9105

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations
(Government programs and services)
1-800-670-4357

 


Help Lines

Help Line (Cape Breton/Sydney)
(6 pm – midnight)  
(902) 562-4357 or toll-free at 1-800-957-9995

Help Line
(24 hours)  
(902) 421-1188 or toll-free in NS 1-877-521-1188

Help Line (Pictou County)
(noon – midnight / 7 days a week)
(902) 752-5952

Help Line (Strait/Richmond/Inverness area)
(6 pm – midnight)
(902) 625-5117

Crime Stoppers  
1-800-222-8477

Kids Help Phone
(24 hours, bilingual)
1-800-668-6868

 


Services for Immigrants and Newcomers

African Diaspora Association of the Maritimes

Citizenship and Immigration Canada
1-888-242-2100, TTY 1-888-576-8502

Cultural Health Information and Interpreting Services
(902) 425-5532

Halifax Refugee Clinic
(902) 422-6736

Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS)
(902) 423-3607

Immigration Francophone Nouvelle-Ecosse

Legal Information Society of NS:

Nova Scotia Interpreting Services

Nova Scotia Office of Immigration
(902) 424-5230 or toll free 1-877-292-9597

The Salvation Army - Atlantic Refugee & Immigrant Service    
(902) 477-5393

YMCA Newcomers Centre
(902) 457-9622


Resources for Indigenous Families and Children

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

Family Violence Prevention Program (Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada)

Native Council of Nova Scotia

Native Women’s Association of Canada

The Confederacy of Mainland Mi'kmaq Truro - (902) 895-6385 or toll-free at 1-877-892-2424
Connections Career Centre (902) 406-4392
Eskasoni Crisis & Referral Centre (902) 379-2099
Eskasoni Health Centre (902) 379-3200
Micmac Native Friendship Centre: Halifax - (902) 420-1576
Mi’kmaq Child Development Centre Halifax - (902) 422-7850
   
Mi'kmaq Legal Support Network (902) 379-2042
Mi'kmaq Young Offender Project (902) 379-2042
Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselling Association of Nova Scotia (902) 379-2262
Native Council of Nova Scotia Truro - (902) 895-1523
Welkaqanik Next Step Shelter Truro - (902) 895-1738
   
Native Social Counselling Agency (Provincial) (902) 895-1738
Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association (902) 893-7402
   
Mi’kmaq Family and Children’s Services  
Eskasoni (902) 379-2433 or toll-free at 1-800-263-8300
Indianbrook (902) 758-3553 or toll-free at 1-800-263-8686
Shubenacadie (902) 758-3553
   
Child Help Initiative Program - Native Council of NS (902) 895-1738
Liverpool (902) 354-2751
Sydney (902) 567-1240
Truro (902) 843-3551
   
Millbrook Family Healing Centre Services (Mainland Nova Scotia) (902) 893-8483 or toll-free at 1-800-565-4741
Waycobah Family Healing Centre Services (Cape Breton Island) (902) 756-3440 or toll-free at 1-800-565-3440
   
Other general links  

 


Legal Information and Legal Support

Coverdale Courtwork Services (support for women involved in the justice system)
Halifax - (902) 422-6417

Dalhousie Legal Aid Service
Halifax - (902) 423-8105

Elizabeth Fry Society (for women in conflict with the law):
Halifax   (902) 454-5041
Sydney (902) 539-6165 or toll-free at 1-877-619-1354

Family Law Information Program Centres: Halifax (902) 424-5232
                                                                     Sydney (902) 563-5761

L’Association des juristes d'expression française
de la Nouvelle-Écosse (AJEFNE): (902) 433-2085

Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia: (902) 454-2198
Dial-A-Law (recorded services 24 hrs/day): (902) 420-1888
Infoline & Lawyer Referral Service: (902) 455-3135 or toll-free 1-800-665-9779

Mi'kmaq Legal Support Network: 1-877-379-2042

Nova Scotia Barrister’s Society:  (902) 422-1491

 


Lesbian, Gay,  Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer (LGBTIQ+) Resources

Alter Heroes
(514) 360-1320 (Administration only)
info@alterheros.com

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halifax 
(902) 466-5347 

Egale Canada
1-888-204-7777

IWK Transgender Health Team (accessed via Central Referral)
(902) 424-4110 or toll-free 1 888-470-5888

Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project
(902) 444-2306

PFLAG Canada
1-888-530-6777

Pride Cape Breton
(902) 539-4627

prideHealth
(902) 473-1433 or on Facebook

prideHealth Directory of Health and Wellness Providers

Trans PULSE Resource Guide

Youth Project
(902) 429-5429 or on Facebook or Twitter @YouthProject_NS

You may also be able to access help and resources through:

  • your local SchoolsPlus program, where available
  • your school's, or a neighbouring school's, Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA)
  • public mental health services
  • your parents'/guardians' Employee and Family Assistance Plan (EAP/EFAP)

 


Mental Health and Addictions Supports and Services

Canadian Mental Health (CMHA), NS Division
(902) 466-6600 or toll free 1-877-466-6606

General health services
Health Link 811 (or 711 for the Hearing Impaired)

Healthy Minds Cooperative
(902) 404-3504

MHMCT – Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team (offers telephone support province-wide)
(902) 429-8167, toll-free 1-888-429-8167

Mood Disorders Society of Canada

Nova Scotia Mental Health Services

Our Healthy Minds

Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia (SSNS)
(902) 465-2601 or toll free 1-800-465-2601

Self Help Connection
(902) 466-2601

 

Addictions and Drug Dependency Services

Addictions Services

Addiction Services Digby (902) 245-5888
CMHA Yarmouth, Digby, Shelburne Branch  
Yarmouth (902) 742-0222
Digby (902) 245-5477
Sheburnle (902) 875-1083
Shelburne Mental Health Clinic (902) 875-4200
Yarmouth, Digby and Shelburne Counties (902) 742-0222
   
Choices Adolescent Program (Halifax) (902) 491-2401
Marguerite Centre (for women) (902) 876-0006
Matrix Women’s Services (902) 424-5920 (Halifax intake)
  (902) 424-5623 (Dartmouth/Halifax)
  (902) 485-4335 (Pictou)
  (902) 563-2050 (Sydney)
  (902) 742-2406 (Yarmouth)
  (902) 893-5900 (Turo)
Mainland North Committee on Addictions Awareness (902) 424-4976
   

Al-Anon and Alateen (for friends and family of problem drinkers)

Alcoholics Anonymous

Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Narcotics Anonymous
 

Mental Health Services by Region:

Annapolis

Annapolis Community Health Centre (902) 532-2381 (ext. 143)
Annapolis County: Bridgetown (902) 665-4801
Annapolis County Mental Health Clinic (902) 825-4825
Annapolis Royal: Clare Mental Health Clinic (902) 645-3470
Addiction Services Kentville (902) 679-2392
Addiction Services Middleton (902) 825-6828
CMHA Annapolis County Branch (902) 665-4801

King’s County

CMHA Kings County Branch (902) 679-7464
Mental Health Services, Kings County: Kentville (902) 679-7464
Mental Health Services Berwick (902) 538-3111 (ext. 143)
Adult (902) 679-2657 (ext. 2870)
Children & Youth (902) 679-2867 (ext. 2873)
Mental Health Services Middleton (902) 825-4825
Middleton: Windsor Mental Health Clinic (902) 792-2042
SSNS Kings County Chapter 1-800-465-2601
SSNS Support Group Middleton 1-800-465-2601

Cape Breton

Addictions (902) 563-2050
Adult Outpatient Services (902) 567-7731
Child/Adolescent Services  (902) 567-7731
Emergency Crisis Services (902) 567-7767
CMHA Cape Breton Branch (902) 567-7905
Glace Bay Mental Health Clinic (902) 849-4413
Mental Health Services, Sydney (902) 567-7735
New Waterford Mental Health Clinic (902) 862-7195
North Sydney Mental Health Clinic (902) 794-8551
SSNS Support Group 1-800-465-2601
Sydney Adult Outpatient Clinic (902) 567-7730

Halifax County

Addictions (902) 424-8866 or toll-free 1-866-340-6700
Emergency Assessment, NS Hospital (902) 464-3114
Emergency Assessment, QE11  (902) 473-2043
Mobile Crisis Intervention Service (902) 429-8167
MH Services Bedford –Sackville (902) 865-3663
MH Services, Dartmouth (902) 464-3116 or 463-2187
Abbie Lane Mental Health Outpatient, QEII (902) 473-2531
IWK Health Centre (902) 470-8888
Community Mental Health (902) 422-1611
Child/Adolescent Mental Health Program   (902) 464-4110
IWK Health Centre Community Mental Health  (902) 422-1611
Community Mental Health, Halifax (902) 454-1400 or 454-1440
Cole Harbour/Eastern HRM  (902) 434-3263
CMHA- Halifax –Dartmouth Branch   (902) 455-5445
SSNS HRM Chapter (902) 462-5658
Healthy Minds Cooperative (902) 404-3504
Self-Help Connection (902) 466-2011
Empowerment Connection   (902) 404-3445
Mental Health Services Bedford –Sackville   (902) 865-3663
Mental Health Services, Dartmouth (902) 464-3116
Community Mental Health Dartmouth (902) 466-1830
Mental Health Services, Hants, Emergency (902) 792-2042
Mental Health Nurse Advocate (902) 470-675
Mobile Crisis Intervention Service (902) 429-8167 (9am to 5am)
Patient & Family Advocate   (902) 483-9591

 

Colchester East Hants (902) 893-5526

Colchester Regional Hospital (902) 893-4321
Mental Health Services 1-800-460-2110 (ext. 5526)
Addiction Services (902) 893-5900
SSNS Support Group 1-800-465-2601
CMHA Colchester/East Hants Branch (902) 895-4211

Cumberland

Cumberland Mental Health Centre (902) 667-3879
Mental Health Services (902) 667-3879
Addiction Services (Springhill) (902) 597-8647
Addiction Services (Amherst) (902) 667-7094
SSNS Cumberland Chapter 1-800-465-2601

Strait Region

(Guysborough, Antigonish, Strait)

Mental Health Services (902) 863-4511
Addictions Antigonish (902) 863-5393
Antigonish: St. Martha’s Hospital Mental Health Clinic (902) 863-4511
Addictions Port Hawkesbury (902) 625-2363
SSNS Support Group 1-800-465-2601

Pictou County

New Glasgow: Aberdeen Mental Health Services (902) 755-1137
Addictions Services (902) 755-7017
CMHA Pictou Branch (902) 752-5578
Mental Health Services, Pictou County: New Glasgow (902) 755-9441
Queens County  

South Shore

Liverpool Mental Health Clinic (902) 354-2721
Mental Health & Addictions (902) 543-5400
Addiction Services Lunenburg (902) 634-7325
CMHA Lunenburg County Branch (902) 541-1153
SSNS Lunenburg County Chapter 1-800-465-2601 (toll-free)
Bridgewater: South Shore Regional Hospital  
Mental Health Services (902) 527-5228
Canadian Mental Health - Lunenburg/Queens Branch (902) 543-7082 or (902) 521-2488

South West Region

Yarmouth Regional Hospital (902) 742-3541
Addiction Services (902) 742-2406
Mental Health Services (902) 742-4222
Roseway Hospital (902) 875 3011
Addiction Services (902) 527-5228875-8645
Mental Health Services Shelburne (902) 875-4200
Mental Health Services Digby (902) 245-4709
Yarmouth Mental Health Clinic (902) 742-4222

Other Mental Health Resources for Children and Youth

Because Life Goes On…Helping Children and Youth Live with Separation and Divorce

Helping children cope/responding to stress

Kids Health, with resources for parents, kids, and teens

Kids Help Phone, for kids and teens

Nova Scotia Mental Health Services for children and youth
 

Seniors Mental Health Program

Dartmouth (902) 464-6054
Halifax (902) 473-7799
Kings/Annapolis Counties: (902) 679-2870
Kings (902) 825-4825
Cape Breton (902) 561-1729

Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia

Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health (CCSMH)

Caregivers Nova Scotia

Department of Seniors

MSVU Centre for Aging

 


 

Nova Scotia Legal Aid

http://www.nslegalaid.ca/

Amherst: Cumberland County (902) 667-7544 or toll-free at 1-866-999-7544
Annapolis Royal:  
Annapolis County/Digby (902) 532-2311 or toll-free at 1-866-532-2311
Antigonish: Antigonish County (902) 863-3350, toll-free at 1-866-439-1544
Bridgewater:  
Lunenburg County/South Shore (902) 543-4658 or toll-free at 1-866-543-4658
   
Dartmouth (family law office) (902) 420-7921 or toll-free at 1-855-420-7921
Dartmouth (adult criminal office) (902) 420-8815 or toll-free at 1-877-420-8818
   
Halifax (family law office) (902) 420-3450 or toll-free at 1-866-420-3450
Halifax (adult criminal office) (902) 420-6583 or toll-free at 1-877-777-6583
   
Kentville (902) 679-6110 or toll-free at 1-866-679-6110
New Glasgow: Pictou County (902) 755-7020 or toll-free at 1-877-755-7020
Port Hawkesbury (902) 625-4047 or toll-free at 1-888-817-0116
Sydney: Cape Breton (902) 563-2295 or toll-free at 1-877-563-2295
Truro: Colchester County (902) 893-5920 or toll-free at 1-877-777-5920
Windsor: Hants County (902) 798-8397 or toll-free at 1-866-798-8397
Yarmouth: South Shore (902) 742-7827 or toll-free at 1-866-742-3300
   
Summary Advice Counsel Service  
Annapolis: (902) 742-0500
Amherst: (902) 667-2256
Antigonish: (902) 863-7312
Bridgewater: (902) 543-4679
Halifax: (902) 424-5616
Kentville: (902) 679-6075
Pictou: (902) 485-7350
Port Hawkesbury: (902) 625-2665
Sydney: (902) 563-2085
Truro: (902) 893-5840
Windsor: (902) 679-6075
Yarmouth: (902) 742-0500

 


Resources for Parents and Children

Because Life Goes On – Helping Children and Youth Live with Separation and Divorce’ (Health Canada)

Children with Special Needs – Progress Centre for Early Intervention (902) 423-2686

'How to Find Help' - Nova Scotia online resource page for youth

Loving Care’ - information for new parents 

‘What happens next? Information for kids about separation and divorce’ (Justice Canada)
 

Family/Parent Resource Centres and Support

Amherst Maggie’s Place (902) 667-7250
Antigonish Kids First Family Resource Centre (902) 863-3848
Lawrencetown Family Matters – The Annapolis County  
Family Resource Centre   1-800-399-7119
Bridgewater Family Support Centre (902) 543-1301
Bridgewater Better Together Family Resource Centre (902) 543-3119
Canning Kids Action Program (902) 680-6172
Cape Breton Family Place Resource Centre (902) 562-5616
Chester Chester and Area Family Resource Centre (902) 275-4347
Digby Digby County Family Resource Centre (902) 245-6464
Greenwood Greenwood Military Family Resource Centre (902) 765-5611
Guysborough Kids First Family Resource Centre toll-free 1-888-533-3881
Pictou County Kids First (902) 755-5437
Truro Maggie’s Place (902) 895-0200

 

Inverness County  
Family Place Resource Centre Outreach Office (902) 258-3002
Kennetcook: Kids Action Program (902) 362-2808
Kings County Family Support Centre (902) 678-5760
Liverpool: Queens Family Resource Centre (902) 354-7176
Middle Musquodoboit:  
Musquodoboit Valley Family Resource Centre (902) 384-2794
Musquodoboit Harbour:  
Eastern Shore Family Resource Association (902) 827-1461
New Ross: Family Resource Centre (902) 689-2414
New Waterford: Family Resource Centre (902) 862-7140
Pictou County:  
Kids First Family Resource Centre (902) 755-5437
Saulnierville:  
Le Centre provincial de ressources prescolaires (902) 769-5850
Shelburne: Kings Street Centre (902) 875-3256
Truro: Maggie’s Place (902) 895-0200
Windsor: Family Resource Centre of West Hants (902) 798-5961
Yarmouth: Parent’s Place (902) 749-1718
   
Halifax Regional Municipality  
   
Bayers/Westwood Family Support Resource Centre (902) 454-9444
Dartmouth Family Resource Centre (902) 464-8234
Eastern Shore Family Resource Centre (902) 827-1461
East Preston Family Resource Centre (902) 462-7266
Fairview Family Resource Centre (902) 443-9569
Family SOS (902) 455-5515
Memory Lane Family Place (902) 864-6363
Military Family Resource Centre, CFB Halifax (902) 427-7788
Military Family Resource Centre, CFB Shearwater (902) 720-1885
North End Parent Resource Centre (902) 492-0133
PACT: Parent and Child Together (902) 434-8952
Parent ‘n Tot Meeting Place (902) 443-9569
Parent Research Centre (902) 492-0133
Chebucto Family Centre (902) 479-3031
Veith House (902) 453-4320

 


Resources for Persons with Disabilities

Caregivers Nova Scotia
(902) 421-7390 or toll-free at 1-877-488-7390

Department of Community Services

Disabled Persons Commission: Halifax (provincial)
(902) 424-8280 or toll-free at 1-800-565-8280

DisAbled Women’s Network Canada
Toll-free at 1-866-396-0074

Easter Seals

Nova Scotia League for Equal Opportunities
(902) 455-6942 or toll-free at 1-866-696-7536

reachAbility
(902) 429-5878 or toll-free/TTY 1-866-429-5878

Service Canada

Society of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Nova Scotians 

Mainland Nova Scotia toll-free 1-800-516-5551
   
Halifax voice/TTY (902) 422-7130
  videophone (902) 422-7132
   
Cape Breton toll-free 1-888-770-8555
   
Sydney voice (902) 564-0003
  TTY (902) 564-0486
  videophone (902) 564-0003

Resources for Children with Disabilities

Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority

Cerebral Palsy Society of Canada

Department of Community Services

The Canadian Down Syndrome Society

Nova Scotia Down Syndrome Society

Early Intervention Association of Nova Scotia

List of early intervention programs in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres

Society for the Treatment of Autism (Nova Scotia)

Society for the Treatment of Autism (Canada)

Valley Autism Support Team

 


Police and RCMP

 

Emergency
Please see the blue pages in your phone book for non-emergency police numbers, and the white pages for Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
911
RCMP TDD (902) 426-7554
Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477
Policing - Cape Breton First Nations Communities:
RCMP Operational Communications Centre (OCC)
1-800-803-7267
Mainland First Nations Communities:
Acadia, Wildcat, and Bear River: RCMP OCC
1-800-272-9674
Annapolis Valley, Horton, Gold River,
Cole Harbour, Sheet Harbour: RCMP OCC
1-800-272-9569
Millbrook, Indianbrook, Pictou Landing,
Afton: RCMP OCC
(902) 893-1323 or toll free at 1-800-272-9670

 


Resources for Seniors

Nova Scotia Department of Seniors

Positive Aging 2015 Directory

Seniors.gc.ca (Government of Canada)
 

Seniors Mental Health Program  
Dartmouth (902) 464-6054
Halifax (902) 473-7799
Kings/Annapolis Counties: (902) 679-2870
Kings (902) 825-4825
Cape Breton (902) 561-1729

 


Senior Abuse

For information about provincial services for seniors: Nova Scotia 211

To report senior abuse (formerly the Senior Abuse Line): Nova Scotia 211

‘What to do if you are being abused’

Adult Protection: 1- 800- 225- 7225

If you know of a senior in need of protection, call Adult Protection Services at the Department of Health. Adult Protection workers can intervene and offer services to help those in need of protection.

Protection of Persons in Care: 1- 800- 225- 7225

Report known or suspected cases of abuse in a licensed health facility (such as a nursing home, residential care facility, or hospital) to the Protection of Persons in Care office at the Department of Health.

 


Sexual Assault Centres

Avalon Sexual Assault Centre
Halifax - (902) 422-4240, Crisis Line 425-0122
 

Colchester Sexual Assault Centre  
Truro - (902) 897-4366

 


Sexual Health Services Directory

Amherst Sexual Health Centre (902) 667-7500
Bridgewater Sexual Health Centre (902) 527-2868
Cape Breton Centre for Sexual Health (902) 539-5158
Halifax Sexual Health Centre (902) 455-9656
IWK Health Centre: Women’s Clinic (902) 470-8888
Pictou County Centre for Sexual Health (902) 695-3366
Sheet Harbour Sexual Health Centre (902) 885-2789
Yarmouth Centre for Sexual Health (902) 742-0085

 


Victim Services

Justice Canada Directory

Policy Centre for Victim Issues

Nova Scotia Victim Services (Department of Justice)

Head Office (Halifax) (902) 424-3309 or toll-free at 1-888-470-0773
Annapolis, Kings, Hants, Lunenburg, Queens, Shelburne and Yarmouth counties: Kentville (902) 679-6201 or toll-free 1-800-565-1805
Halifax Regional Municipality: Dartmouth (902) 424-3307
Pictou, Guysborough, Antigonish, Colchester and Cumberland counties: New Glasgow (902) 755-7110 or toll-free 1-800-565-7912
Police-Based Victim Service Halifax Regional Police Victim Services (902) 490-5300

 


Women’s Centres/Services

Status of Women Canada

Women’s Centres Connect: Nova Scotia Association of Women’s Centres (902) 640-2197
Antigonish: Women’s Resource Centre (902) 863-6221
Annapolis: The Women’s Place Resource Centre (902) 638-8566
Halifax: Dalhousie University Women’s Centre (902) 494-2432
Halifax: Saint Mary’s University Women’s Centre (902) 496-8722
Lunenburg: Second Story Women’s Centre (902) 543-1315
New Glasgow: Pictou County Women’s Resource and Sexual Assault Centre (902) 449-9820
Sheet Harbour: LEA Place Women’s Centre (902) 885-2668
Sydney: Every Woman’s Centre (902) 567-1212
Truro: Central Nova Women’s Resource Centre (902) 895-4295
Wolfville: Acadia University Women’s Centre (902) 585-2140
Yarmouth: TRI County Women’s Centre (902) 742-0085 or toll-free at 1-877-742-0085
Fédération des femmes acadiennes de la Nouvelle-Écosse Dartmouth (902) 433-0065
Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women
 
(902) 424-8662 or toll-free at 1-800-565-8662
Central Nova Women's Resource Centre Truro (902) 895-4295

 

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