Service Description

Aims to prevent and address gender-based violence against identified women, girls, non-binary, and gender diverse people. Works with partners, governments, and communities to support and protect survivors recovering from trauma. Programs include:

  • Domestic Violence Court Program: Connects those participating in the Domestic Violence Court with strength, healing, and resources. Responds to the unique needs of partners who have been harmed, children involved in the program and those accused of using violence against their partner.
  • Women for Change: A 5 week comprehensive program that addresses the emotional, physical, and mental barriers to forming healthy relationships. Offers a holistic approach to building meaningful connections through communication, boundaries, anger management, violence prevention and conflict resolution.
  • Creating Communities of Care: A network dedicated to creating new spaces and initiatives that prioritize African Nova Scotian and Indigenous communities navigating the justice system. Through recreational and supportive programming, participants can build the community they need to recover from a history of violence.
  • Survivors for Change and Empowerment: A monthly peer support group for survivors of sexualized violence who have faced barriers in the legal process. Shared experiences help form connections, alleviate isolation, and promote recovery through collective healing.

Eligibility

Identified women, girls, non-binary, and gender diverse people

Application Process

Apply online

Documents Required

No documents required

Fees

No fees

Languages Offered

English

Coverage Area

Mainland Nova Scotia

Contact Details

Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia – Dartmouth Office

Address:
85 Queen Street
Dartmouth NS  B2Y 1G7
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Mailing Address:
1 Tulip Street
Dartmouth NS  B3A 2S3

Site Info

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Site Hours

Monday
8:30am–4:30pm
Tuesday
8:30am–4:30pm
Wednesday
8:30am–4:30pm
Thursday
8:30am–4:30pm
Friday
8:30am–4:30pm

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Coverage Area

Mainland Nova Scotia