The Elizabeth Fry Society Mainland Nova Scotia addresses the criminalization of women and girls in Mainland Nova Scotia through:

  • Providing one-on-one outreach to women and girls in prison and jail
  • Providing extensive, rehabilitative programs for women and girls in prison and jail
  • Delivering comprehensive programming and services to women in our communities
  • Providing housing options through Holly House, our 8-unit transitional housing facility
  • Offering support and coordination for long-term housing options
  • Encouraging public awareness and understanding of issues related to women involved in the criminal justice system
  • Addressing systemic failures and the root cause of criminalization.