Bryony HouseOrganization Type: Social & Community Services
Address: 3399 Novalea Drive, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 3E6
Contact: Kathleen Westhaver
Bryony House is a 24 bed shelter that provides a safe housing and support services for women with, or without children who have been impacted by intimate partner abuse. Each year, approximately 470 women and children stay with us and 2,500 distress calls are answered. Our dedicated counsellors are there to answer the 24-hour distress line, provide individual/group supportive counselling, public education, advocacy and referrals. An important part of our work is to break the cycle of abuse. Women who contact us come from many walks of life, socio-economic classes and cultural backgrounds. What they have in common is that they are in, or are fleeing, an abusive intimate relationship.