Resources

211 Nova Scotia-is an information and referral service that will connect you with the most appropriate service to meet your needs. You can connect to social, health and community services by calling 211 on your phone or by visiting the link below. This is a free, confidential and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Addiction Services-helps individuals, families and communities with problems created by the harmful use of alcohol, other drugs and gambling.

Adult Diversion-is a post-charge alternative to a court proceeding. This is an option when a minor criminal offence is committed by a person aged 18 or over, in the Province of Nova Scotia.

Adult Protection Services-offers help and support for people age 16 or older who are abused or neglected and who cannot physically or mentally protect or care for themselves. If you know of an adult in need of protection, contact them by calling 1-800-225-7225.

Autumn House (Transition House Association of NS)-offers services to women who have been abused by an intimate partner (husband, boyfriend, common law spouse, same sex partner). Some of these services include shelter, counselling and information on abuse and its effects.

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (PhoneBusters)-is Canada's national anti-fraud call centre and central fraud data repository. Its purpose is to gather intelligence and receive complaints on mass marketing fraud, identity theft, deceptive marketing practices and telemarketing frauds.

Crime Stoppers Nova Scotia-is a program that allows a member of the community to provide anonymous information about criminal activity. It allows the person to provide crime solving assistance to the authorities without being directly involved in the investigation process. That person could also be eligible for a reward if the reported information results in an an arrest and/or conviction.

Family Law N.S.-website offers information releating to the law, processes, and services that make up family law in Nova Scotia. This website will help you understand yoru family law issue and will provide the tools to allow you to navigate the options available to help solve your problem.

Kids Help Phone-is a free, anonymous and confidential phone and on-line professional counselling service for youth. They are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

MADD - Mothers Against Drunk Driving-is a charitable organization that is committed to stopping impaired driving and supporting the victims of this violent crime.

Red Cross-improves the lives of vulnerable people by providing a wide range of assistance through health services, injury prevention (such as water safety and first aid), violence and abuse prevention, and by responding to and preparing for disasters.

Restorative Justice-is a response to crime that focuses on restoring the losses suffered by victims and communities. It holds offenders accountable for the harm they have caused.

Senior Abuse-provides information, referral, and support to seniors. This is a place people can call for information or simply to talk to someone about their situation. The senior abuse phone line (1-877-833-3377) is available to anyone who has a concern about a situation of inappropriate or abusive behaviour affecting the well-being of an older person. All information you may share will be kept confidential.

Silent Witness Nova Scotia-is a group of organizations and individuals working together to raise the voices of women who have lost their lives due to violence from their intimate partners.

Victim Services Nova Scotia-offers a range of services to help victims of crime in Nova Scotia. They offer expertise, policy advice and develop special initiatives in response to the needs and concerns of victims of crime.