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Antigonish Women's Resource Centre
Kirk Place Building, Room 204
219 Main Street
Antigonish, NS, B2G 2C1
Ph: 902 863-6221
Fax: 902 867-1144
Email: antig.women@ns.sympatico.ca
Focuses on issues and interests identified by women of all ages in the community. Sponsors educational programs, therapy groups on sexual abuse and self-esteem.
Hours 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Monday - Friday

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program
Kirk Place Building, Suite 203
219 Main Street
Antigonish, NS, B2G 2C1
Ph: 902 863-2562
Fax: 902 863-0140
Email: sane.awrc@ns.aliantzinc.ca
Available to men and women ages 13 and older. Services are provided to victims of sexual assault.

Welkaqnik Next Step Shelter
PO Box 1738
Truro, NS, B2N 5Z5
Ph: 902 895-1738
Fax: 902 893-7680
1 800 565-4372
Direct: 902-Fax: 902-893-7680
email: ncnscounselling@eastlink.ca
Website: //ncns.ca/programs-services/welkaqnik-next-step-shelter/
A next step shelter that offers safe affordable housing for a period of up to one year, for any Mi'kmaq or Aboriginal individuals and families that are victims of family violence.

Naomi Society
Antigonish Mall & Business Centre, Unit 2
133 Church Street
Antigonish, NS, B2G 2E3
Ph: 902 863-3807
Weekend Crisis Number: 902 867-4229
Fax: 902 863-6008
Email: naomisociety@ns.aliantzinc.ca
Offers support and resources for women, children and adolescents living with family violence.
Hours: 8:30 - 4:30 Monday - Friday.

Shifting Gears - Men & Abuse
188 Main Street
Antigonish, NS, B2G 2B9
Ph: 902 863-2358
Support group for men involved in family abuse.
Meets regularly in April and October for 10 week programs.

Tearmann House - Antigonish
24 hour Crisis Line and Shelter
1 888 831-0330

Seniors Safety Program
RCMP Senior Services Coordinator
4 Fairview St, Antigonish
Ph: 902 863-6500
Provides information about elder abuse prevention in addition to other safety information.

Family Services of Antigonish
188 Main Street
Antigonish, NS, B2G 2B9
Ph: 902 863-2358
Fax: 902 863-0457
Individual, couple and family counseling & therapy, spousal abuse group and family life education.
Hours: 8:30 - 4:30 Monday to Friday

Family Services of Pictou County
Second Floor, Bridgeview Square
115 MacLean Street,
New Glasgow, NS B2H 4M5
Ph: 902 752-7562

Help Line of Pictou County
68 Provost St, New Glasgow, NS B2H 5N8
Ph: 902 752-5952
Website: www.nsnet.org/helpline/
Help Line is the best place to call if you need to know where to turn for help. It is a confidential telephone service providing care, support and encouragement since 1983. It provides crisis and suicide intervention, as well as information and referrals. It is open noon to midnight daily.

New Leaf - A support group for men - Pictou County
1870-2 North Main Street
Upstairs from Westville Post Office
Westville, NS B0K 2A0
Ph: 902 396-2440
Fax: 396-2441
New Leaf is a support group that helps men to understand what lead them to be abusive towards their partner. It can help men find new ways to cope. It offers an on-going program of films and information through group discussions and individual sessions.

Pictou County Women's Centre
503 South Frederick Street, New Glasgow, NS B2H 3P3
Email: pcwc@womenscentre.ca
Phone: (902) 755-464
Fax: (902) 752-223
It is run as a drop in facility, if you require further services you will need to speak to a worker.
Open Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Tearmann House - Pictou County
Office address: PO Box 153 New Glasgow, NS B2H 5E3
Ph: 902 752-0132
Toll Free 1-888-831-0330
Outreach: 902 752-2591
Children's Outreach: 902 928-0199
Offers shelter to women in physically, emotionally, and/or sexually abusive relationships; food, shelter, and basic personal needs for women and their children; a child care program which recognizes the children are in a crisis too and provides services to meet their needs; skilled and supportive staff to provide information, referrals, counseling, and support groups.
Shelter is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Victims' Services (serving East Hants, Colchester, Cumberland, Pictou & Antigonish Counties)
290 West River Road
P.O. Box 430
Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0
Phone: 902-485-3580
Toll Free: 1-800-565-7912
List of Provincial Centres: https://novascotia.ca/just/victim_Services/contact.asp
Victim's Services are specifically designed to assist Victims in various ways through the Justice system. They will assist you in understanding the Justice system and how to get information about your court case. They will help you complete a Victim Impact Statement and applying for Criminal Injuries Compensation. They also offer court orientation sessions for anyone who is required to give evidence in court.

Nova Scotia Domestic Violence Resource Centre
Website: https://www.nsdomesticviolence.ca/

Kids Help Phone
1-800 668-6868 or 1 800 420-TEEN
Website: //www.kidshelpphone.ca/en/
A free telephone service for children who are experiencing abuse or emotional distress. Provides counseling and referrals to agencies in the area from which the child is calling.
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Public Legal Education Society (Lawyer Referral & Legal Info Line) 1-800-665-9779

Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library
182 Dalhousie St. P.O. Box 276
New Glasgow, NS
B2H 5E3
P: (902) 755-6031
Fax: (902) 755-6775
Toll free 1-866-779-7761