COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Important Numbers

 

Emergency: 911

Community and Social Services (Province-wide): 211

Municipal Services Contact Centre (Halifax): 311

Ask a nurse, family doctor waiting list: 811

Road conditions: 511

RCMP: 1-800-803-7267

Halifax Regional Police: 902-490-5020

Mental Health Crisis Line: 1-888-429-8167 or 902-429-8167

Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868

MSI: Toll free: 1-800-563-8880 Local: 902-496-7008

Poison Control Centre: Toll free: 1-800-565-8161 Local: 902-428-8161

Access Nova Scotia: Toll free: 1-800-670-4357 TTY: 1-877-404-0867

Report Environmental Spills: 1-877-9ENVIRO (1-877-936-8476) After 4:30 pm: 1-800-565-1633

Report fires, poaching, or wildlife emergencies: 1-800-565-2224

Governmental Departments and Agencies: novascotia.ca/contact/departments/

General Physical Health

 

North End Community Health Centre: Visit Website or call 902-420-0303
Supports the health and well-being of our community through quality primary health care, education, and advocacy.

Halifax Peninsula Community Health Team: Visit Website or call 902-460-4560 (Option 4)
Offers free wellness programs and personalized navigation services to help you locate the best health and wellness programs for you.

Mobile Outreach Street Health: Visit Website or call 902-429-5290
Provides accessible primary health care services to people who are homeless, insecurely housed, street involved, and underserved in our community.

Book blood tests, x-rays, and EKGs Online: Visit Website

Book medical tests online to help stop the spread of COVID-19. A requisition form from your doctor is required for any medical test.

Chronic Pain Self-management Program: Visit Website

The Pain Self-Management Program (PSMP) can help anyone who is ready to take an active part in learning strategies to improve their quality of life and learn non-medicinal ways of managing long-term pain.

Provincial Family Practice GP Waitlist: Visit Website

The Need a Family Practice Registry is a provincial list for people without a family doctor or nurse practitioner. Once you have registered here, you will be added to the list. When a primary care provider in your area is accepting new patients, Nova Scotia Health Authority will contact you by phone and/or email.

Arts and Recreation

 

LOVe Nova Scotia (Leave Out Violence): Visit Website or call 902-429-6616
A charity organization which supports violence-affected youth to transform their experiences through art and self expression and connection with community.

Bus Stop Theatre Co-op: Visit Website or call 1-888-639-1169
A non-profit, co-operative multi-use performance venue on Gottingen Street. Many performances to enjoy. Rent the space for an affordable rate.

Dramatic Changes: Visit Website
They hire artists to help community groups make musicals, films, video games, and other art about local issues. They also run workshops, host events, and put together projects based on the needs they see in the community.

 

Youth Art Connection: Visit Website or call 902-579-4673
Program aimed at working with youth to create lasting positive change (personal and community-wide) through activating the power and appeal of various art forms, and the human passion that always accompanies quality art-making.

Music Nova Scotia: Visit Website or call 902-423-6271
A non-profit organization that has worked since 1989 with a mandate to encourage the creation, development, growth and promotion of Nova Scotia’s music industry.

Accessibility

 

In order to reach the goal of becoming an accessible province by 2030, the Provincial Government is offering grants to cost-share accessibility-related improvements in businesses and community spaces. Check it out!

 

Community ACCESS-Ability Program: For more information, please visit this website.

Business ACCESS-Ability Grant Program: For more information, please visit the Government of Nova Scotia's Website.

Support for Survivors

 

The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) - a program of the Nova Scotia Health Authority - provides support for individuals who have experienced sexual assault or abuse. Registered nurses provided immediate care within five days of the assault to people would would like supportive care, medical attention, information about resources and more. For more information, visit www.nshealth.ca/SANE.

 

Victim Services: Halifax Regional Police offers support services to victims of crime, and in particular to victims of domestic violence, sexualized violence, and serious crimes. The police have a special Victim Services Unit comprised of civilian employees and volunteers who work with police officers during these difficult times to get you the support that you need. Call 902.490.5300, Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., to speak to someone.

Child and Family

 

Family SOS: Visit Website or call 902-455-5515
Child-centered organization geared towards building healthy families.

North End Parent Resource Centre: Visit Website or call 902-492-0133
Offers support programs and resources that meet the identified needs of single parents living in the North End Community of Halifax.

 

Phoenix Youth & Community Centre: Visit Website or call 902-444-3401
A safe, youth-centred,and responsive environment for the Mulgrave Park Community that addresses social injustice, supports resiliency and fosters meaningful relationships.

Mi’kmaq Child Development & Day Care Centre: Visit Website or 902-420-1576
Provides quality culturally appropriate programs and resources for First Nation individuals and their families who are residing off-reserve, including child care, cultural programs, suppers, and an annual powwow trip.

Halifax & Region Military Family Resource Centre: Visit Website or call 902-427-7788
Community organization governed by military family members that works in partnership with military families, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), and Military Family Services (MFS) to deliver programs and services to children, youth, adults and families.

Help with Heat Costs

 

Looking for ways to reduce your heating costs? There are free energy programs that can help. Visit EnergyAssist.ca to learn about the programs available; each has different requirements, but there could be one that is right for you. You can also call 1-855-736-3474.

Apply to the Salvation Army's HEAT Fund – The Home Energy Assistance Top-up (HEAT) Fund supports Nova Scotians in need with home heating cost during the winter months. For over 20 years, this program, formerly known as the Good Neighbour Energy Fund, has helped keep thousands of individuals and families across Nova Scotia warm during the winter. For more information, visit the Salvation Army's Website.

 

Home Warming, in partnership with Nova Scotia Power offers no-charge energy assessments and free home upgrades to eligible Nova Scotians. For more information, visit HomeWarming's website here.

Women’s Resouces

 

Dress for Success: Visit Website or call 902-493-7377
Empowering women to economic independence.

Adsum House: Visit Website or call 902-423-5049
Offers service and support to women experiencing homelessness.

Elizabeth Fry Society: Visit Website or call 902-454-5041
Working with women to address the root causes of criminalization.

Barry House: Visit Website or call 902-422-8324

Provides emergency shelter for women and their dependent children experiencing homelessness.

Stepping Stone: Visit Website or call 902-420-0103
Provides services and supports to sex workers of all genders - current and former; people at risk of entering the sex trade; and, trafficked persons.

NS Domestic Violence Resource Center: Visit Website

Provides resources to those experiencing domestic violence in Nova Scotia.

Where to go for help in HRM: A Resource Guide for Women

This resource guide is to help you navigate programs and services in the HRM and other regions of Nova Scotia.

Other

 

HRCE Parent Navigators are part of your School Learning Community team. They can answer questions about policy, registration, resources and supports, if you just need to talk with someone, help accessing technology, and general questions. There is no referral process. Call 902-464-2000 to get connected.

Spencer House is a community drop-in centre for the 50+ crowd, offering daily (M – F, 10 am – 3 pm) homemade lunches, social activities such as Bingo, music socials, exercise classes, trivia, card games, and karaoke, health and wellness programs, educational workshops of interest to older adults. Our Centre is accessible to people with differing abilities and includes a ramp and accessible washroom.

5596 Morris Street
Halifax NS  B3J 1C2
Tel: 902-421-6131
ed@spencerhouse.ca

 

YMCA Employment Centre (Nova Scotia Works) provides a comprehensive service for unemployed individuals in the Halifax Regional Municipality area.

2269 Gottingen Street 

902-430-6621

novascotiaworks@halifax.ymca.ca

Income Assistance (IA) is administered through Community Services. It is there to help you when you are not able to support yourself or your family. Nova Scotians may call the toll-free telephone line at 1-877-424-1177 and speak with someone Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 7pm, and Saturday, 10am to 2pm. Nova Scotians can also go to a Community Services office Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm, and call the toll-free intake telephone line from there.
 

Dalhousie Legal Aid provides legal aid services for persons who would not otherwise be able to obtain legal advice for assistance. The website includes guides to tenancy rights, welfare rights, a low-income guide to Nova Scotia Power. 902-423-8105