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.
Thank you for your past support this year! We really couldn’t do it without each and everyone of you. Alice House helps mothers and children to grow and heal leaving stronger than when they arrived. This past year has been a year of great change, as well as a year of hard work, and great successes. We're thrilled to share our successes with you this year. Thank you from all of us at Alice House!