Providing a Safe Refuge for Women and Their Children

Juniper House was established in 1985 to provide a safe refuge for women and their children who have experienced abuse. We maintain a 15-bed shelter, 24-hour crisis line. Women in Yarmouth, Digby, and Shelburne Counties can receive counseling, programs, advocacy, referrals, and outreach services.

We also provide programs in the community aimed at preventing violence and abuse. We talk with women so that they might overcome their fears, receive information and support. They do not have to go through their situation alone and will be safe and assured in making decisions and leaving their abusive situation.

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Mission Statement

Juniper House is a non-profit organization based on the belief a woman has a right to personal dignity, safety, and freedom from fear and physical and/ or psychological coercion. A woman has a right to information, to moral and personal freedom, and the right to exercise personal autonomy in making decisions, to make choices affecting her own life, and to accept responsibility for these decisions.

Juniper House Provides

  • Room for fifteen women and their children
  • A 24-hour toll-free crisis telephone line
  • 24-hour professional staffing
  • A safe, comfortable living environment for as long as six weeks
  • Outreach offices in Yarmouth, Shelburne, and Digby. You don’t have to be a shelter resident to receive our services. 
  • Supportive counselling
  • Help in understanding the legal and social services systems
  • A space for women to learn to trust each other and to become productive and confident in their own abilities
  • Confidentiality, information, and support
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