'Tis the season of giving, and we're thrilled to invite you to spread joy with Alice House this season! Each year, we do what we can to ensure our families have their needs and wishes met during the holidays, but we need help from our generous community. This year, we are organizing two ways that you can support our clients during the holiday season: through our Alice House Client Wishlist Sponsorship or Alice House Amazon Wishlist. See below for more information.
Announcement: Welcome, Jill Trites, the new Executive Director of Alice House.
Jill is a seasoned fundraiser and nonprofit leader with nearly a decade of frontline housing experience in both rural and urban contexts. We asked Jill about her new role, values and aspirations. Here’s what she had to say.
“I’m grateful and honoured to join the incredible people standing behind Alice House as we enter an evolving next chapter in our 40th year of operations.
We are excited to announce that Alice House's Annual Report for 2022-2023 is now available online! This report encapsulates a year filled with achievements, challenges, and valuable insights that have shaped our mission to provide unwavering support and housing to women and children affected by intimate partner violence.
After 8+ incredible years with Alice House, it is with mixed emotions we announce that our Executive Director, Heather Byrne is leaving Alice House. Heather stepped into the role in August 2014 and has been a force for good in the intimate partner violence and gender-based violence field ever since.
"When consent is not understood and respected, the epidemic of sexual violence continues."
- Possibility Seeds and the Courage to Act Project
Alice on the Go is a self-directed domestic violence prevention and education program that we have been offering for the past couple years, reaching over 130 participants and eight community partners. The Alice House team brought the program to life after clients had identified they want and need access to family violence support and prevention but had barriers to access regular programming such as work, school, childcare, transportation, or timing.
In 1848, hundreds of people gathered for America’s first women’s rights convention after women were not allowed to speak at an anti-slavery convention. The first IWD took place in 1908, where women protested garment workers’ labour conditions. IWD being recognized on March 8 has ties to the women’s movements that took place during the 1917 Russian Revolution.
The year of 2020-21 was a year full of challenges and triumphs. Our staff team and Board of Directors pulled together to ensure the essential services provided by Alice House were delivered. The women who call Alice House home showed all of us what true bravery and resilience looks like. This organization and team demonstrated its strength, flexibility, and ingenuity in providing support and services during the most demanding of times; both professionally and personally.
Halifax, Nova Scotia - Department for Women and Gender Equality
The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality, announced the Government of Canada is investing $2.4 million in seven organizations and Indigenous organizations serving women across Nova Scotia. Alice House was one of the seven projects selected for federal funding. Funding amount for $75,728.
Alice House welcomes 'Charity of the Year' with Ultramar
We were thrilled to receive a call from Brad Feicht, Jr. Application Analyst, Ultramar, Dartmouth Branch, Parkland in early January letting Alice House Executive Director, Heather Byrne know that Alice House would be its charity of choice this year! Ultramar is a community minded organization that contributes to local community non-profits and provides support through workplace campaigns, and heating initiatives and discounts.