Stories

Alice House launches new website for women experiencing intimate partner violence in Nova Scotia

A new website with information about how to get help with fleeing intimate partner violence in Nova Scotia is now online. Learn what abuse is and who to call if abuse is happening to you or someone you know. 

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We Are All Alice: Changing the Conversation on Intimate Partner Violence

On November 9, 2017, join our host, Cathy Jones; Honorary Chair, Mayor Mike Savage; and special key note speaker Mr. Shan Foster for an educational and inspirational discussion about ending violence against women and girls. This special dinner fundraising event will help raise awareness and much needed funds in support of Alice Housing.

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Alice House uses Ikea opening as a platform, receives huge community response

For a moment, we’d like to draw your attention to a story about what some people need, and how wonderful the response can be when a community is asked to help.

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Churchill quote

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."

– Winston Churchill

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Alice House Saved my Life

“Alice House saved my life. I don’t know how else to say it. I believe he would have eventually killed me if I stayed. I knew I had to go, but didn’t know where I could go and be safe or how I was even going to pay for it. I was scared all the time.  This program provided me with a plan to get out and a safe place to go.

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It's Okay to be a Voice for Yourself

"This program showed me that I was not alone. It helped me accept that trauma was a part of me, not who I was. It helped me grow and know that it is OK to be a voice for yourself and to speak up.  Since taking this program, I have felt something grow inside of me… I think it is acceptance and it feels empowering. I owe that to this program.

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Happiness quote

"Happiness is the joy that we feel striving for our potential."

– Shawn Achor

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Camilla to visit Alice Housing program for women and children

Prince Charles and Camilla are due to arrive in Halifax Sunday evening. One of Camilla's stops will be in Dartmouth. She will meet with Lori Morgan, a children's counsellor at Alice Housing and the author of a children’s book called Healing the Bruises.

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It takes a Leap of Courage

Susan is a twenty-five-year-old single mother with an enviable commitment to improving her life and the lives of her two young daughters.  Susan courageously made the decision to leave her abusive partner and seek support from Alice Housing, which provides safe and affordable housing for women and children fleeing family violence. 

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Betty Bender quote

"Anything I’ve ever done that ultimately was worthwhile… initially scared me to death."

– Betty Bender

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