Intimate Partner Violence

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If you are in immediate danger, please call 911.

If you are a woman, or her children, experiencing violence and abuse, contact a shelter near you for crisis support or emergency shelter. In the Halifax Regional Municipality, contact Bryony House

If you are a man experiencing violence and abuse, contact Shelter Nova Scotia for emergency shelter.

If you are a man who has been abusive and would like to stop the violence, please contact your nearest Men's Intervention Program.

If you are a child or teenager, and need to contact Kids Help Phone, please call 1-800-668-6868, or visit

If you are a tenant facing domestic violence, you can end year-to-year or fixed-term leases early without financial penalty.

If you need crisis services, please call or text 211 or toll free 1-855-466-4994.

In 2019, Nova Scotia introduced Domestic Violence Leave Legislation

Nova Scotia has a Domestic Violence Court Program.

Nova Scotia has a Framework for Action on intimate partner violence.

If you need financial support, see the December 6th Fund

Alice House Programs

Nova Scotia Domestic Violence Resource Centre

A copy of our brochure, Do You Need a Safety Plan? Guidelines for Persons in Abusive Relationships is available here. For a resource guide to help you develop a personalized safety plan, please download our brochure Personalized Safety Plan Guidelines for Persons in Abusive Relationships.

Neighbour Friends and Family toll free line: 1-855-225-0220. This line is available to provide support and services on how to help those impacted by intimate partner violence and how to spot warning signs of abuse.

Sexual Violence

If you have experienced sexual violence, the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) can provide immediate care and/or a forensic examination.

Nova Scotia offers free independent legal advice to adult survivors of sexual assault

Types of support for Victims/Survivors Sexual Violence

The Nova Scotia Public Prosecution have created a resource to guide survivors of sexual assault where police have laid charges and the case is going through the court process

There is a new national 24 hour hotline to help victims and survivors of human trafficking: 1-833-900-1010.

Emergency Protection Orders

For information about an Emergency Protection Order click here. To apply for an Emergency Protection Order, please call 1-866-816-6555 or contact your nearest transition house or police services.

Halifax Regional Police have a Peace Bond Navigator’s Program is for anyone looking for support with the peace bond process in the Halifax Regional Municipality and is carried out by our trained volunteers who can also attend court with applicants. For information, please contact 902-490-530