Mission Statement

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The Halifax Transition House Association of Nova Scotia (Bryony House) believes all women and their children have the right to live free of abuse.


  • To provide shelter for women and their children who seek safe and secure refuge from a abusive relationship
  • To own, operate, and maintain house(s) for temporary accommodation of abused women and their children
  • To provide abused women with culturally sensitive support services, including counseling, with the aim of regaining power to consider alternatives and pursue options
  • To provide the children of the abused women with emotional support and counseling
  • To raise funds to further the objectives of the Halifax Transition House Association
  • To increase society’s awareness of abuse against women and their children
  • To advocate legislative, social, and economic change with the aim of ending abuse against women and their children