The 7th Step Society of Nova ScotiaOrganization Type: Social & Community Services
Address: 206-127 Slayter Street, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3L4G2
Contact: Steven Deveau
The 7th Step Society is first and foremost a peer support group. It is designed to help support formerly incarcerated individuals successfully
transition out of institutions and into society at large. We do this by helping those formerly incarcerated change their self-identity, by changing their thoughts and behaviors so they no longer see themselves as criminals. New members can use the success of long-standing members as a model for their own recovery. Formerly incarcerated individuals who have adapted their behavior are a source of motivation for
new members looking for inspiration. These older members illuminate a road to recovery.
A key difference of 7th Step from other peer support groups is the presence of volunteer members. The volunteer role is to assist formerly incarcerated individuals with their recovery and reintegration. This can be done in a variety of ways from informal problem solving, connection building and emotional support.