About Us

Life without safety is a life without basic needs being met. Despite this, individuals often remain in abusive situations because they do not perceive the situation as remediable or because they lack alternative housing. Alice House provides opportunities for women and their children to create a life free from intimate partner violence by offering safe housing, counselling, and support services. Families are able to reclaim their lives and ensure that intimate partner violence does not frame their future or define their legacy.

Physical and emotional healing require time and support in a safe, stable environment. For this reason, Alice House provides longer term housing than emergency shelters. Women are welcome to stay in our apartments and townhouses anywhere from three months to two years. We also offer programs designed to help women break the cycle of violence in their lives and transition to independent living. Over the last 35 years of operation, Alice House has gained valuable knowledge regarding the variety and complexity of needs confronted by women as they heal from abuse.

VISION

A society in which every person can live a life without fear or threat of physical, sexual, emotional, financial, social, or spiritual abuse.

MISSION

Provide opportunities for women and their children to create a life free from intimate partner violence by offering safe housing, counselling, and support services.

VALUES

Equality: All persons should have equal opportunities to develop their potential to live full and rich lives.

Self-determination: All persons have the right to decide for themselves the direction their lives will take, according to their personal values and needs.

Trust: We value the trust of those we deal with and commit to being transparent and accountable in how we treat personal information.

Community: We are able to be a recognized voice for women and children because of the generosity and support from our friends, volunteers, sponsors, and donors.

 


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Awards

Maritime Philanthropy Award for Outstanding Event (2014

Association of Fundraising Professionals – Nova Scotia Chapter

 

Excellence in the Provision of Basic Necessities (2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 20122013)

Donner Canadian Foundation

 

CI Top Pick Charity (2012)

Charity Intelligence Canada

 

The Peter F. Drucker Award for Non Profit Management (2010)

Donner Canadian Foundation

 

The Ethics Award for the Non Profit Sector (2009)

Better Business Bureau Atlantic Provinces

 

The William H. Donner Award for Excellence in the Delivery of Social Services (2008)

Donner Canadian Foundation