Resources and Support Services: Nova Scotia
Crisis Lines/Mental Health Awareness
Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team – Crisis Response Service
Call: (902) 429-8167, 1-888-429-8167
Offers support to children, youth, and adults experiencing a mental health crisis including thoughts of suicide, distorted or psychotic thinking, intense anxiety, overwhelming depression, feeling unable to cope or feeling out of control.
Provides telephone support, problem-solving, assessing risk to safety and linking to appropriate resources within the hospital and/or community.
IWK Health Centre Mental Health and Addictions – Crisis Team
Walk in: 5850 University Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia
A psychiatric emergency is when a person is in immediate danger to him/herself due to compromised thinking and/or judgement. A psychiatric emergency may require hospital-based treatment.
A mental health crisis does not necessarily require hospital-based care and can be supported in the community by a team of mental health care providers. Examples include thoughts of suicide, distorted or psychotic thinking, intense anxiety, depression or the inability to cope.
Nova Scotia Income Assistance
The Income Assistance (IA) program provides people in financial need with assistance with basic needs such as food, rent, utilities like heat and electricity, and clothing. The program may also help you with other needs such as child care, transportation, prescription drugs, emergency dental care, and eye glasses.
Disability Support Program
The Disability Support Program (DSP) serves children, youth and adults with intellectual disabilities, long-term mental illness and physical disabilities in a range of community-based, residential and vocational/day programs.
These are voluntary programs designed to support people at various stages of their development and independence.
Metro Turning Point
2170 Barrington Street
Halifax, NS B3K 2W4
Interim House Manager: Michelle Wheeler
Provides shelter services to help with housing and health needs for men, trans individuals, and gender-nonconforming individuals who are experiencing homelessness. Guests must be willing to work on transitioning to housing, as applicable, and adhere to acceptable and appropriate conduct while staying at the shelter.
2706 Gottingen Street
Halifax, NS B3K 3C7
House Manager: Amie Leslie
Provides shelter services to help with housing and health needs for women, trans individuals, and gender nonconforming individuals and their dependent children who are experiencing homelessness. Guests must be willing to work on transitioning to housing, as applicable, and adhere to acceptable and appropriate conduct while staying at the shelter.
Herring Cove Apartments
191 Herring Cove Road
Halifax, NS, B3P 1K9
House Director: Gina Wilson
Herring Cove Apartments an affordable, supportive living environment dedicated to individuals who have experienced chronic homelessness and who have a long history of alcohol dependency. Housing is provided in combination with 24 hour on site support staff, and is offered utilizing low barrier, harm reduction strategies. Guided by Housing First principles, Herring Cove Apartments has the capacity to house twelve adults aged nineteen and older of any gender.
Halifax Housing Help
Call: (902) 423-8475
Halifax Housing Help (HHH) is an innovative program responding to at‐risk individuals who have significant challenges in obtaining and retaining housing stability. Halifax Housing Help is both a housing support and trustee service offering case management to individuals experiencing barriers to finding and sustaining appropriate housing. Now in its tenth year of programming, HHH continues to offer services to some of the most vulnerable people within our community.
BAYERS WESTWOOD RESIDENT’S ASSOCIATION FOOD BANK
3495 McAlpine Ave.
PHONE: (902) 455-8953
BRUNSWICK STREET MISSION FOOD BANK
2107 Brunswick St
PHONE: (902) 423-4605
EMMANUEL ANGLICAN CHURCH FOOD BANK
322 Herring Cove Rd
PHONE: (902) 477-1954
HALIFAX WEST ECUMENICAL FOOD BANK
50 Gesner Street
PHONE: (902) 443-1776
JESUS HOUSE HALIFAX
2760 Robie St.
PHONE: (902) 423-5629
MULGRAVE PARK TENANTS ASSOCIATION
27 Jarvis Lane
PHONE: (902) 580-8899
SALVATION ARMY FAMILY SERVICES (HALIFAX)
2038 Gottingen St
PHONE: (902) 422-1598
ST. MARK’S FOOD BANK
5540 Russell St
ST. PAUL’S FAMILY RESOURCES INSTITUTE INC.
173 Old Sambro Rd
PHONE: (902) 477-5090