The Program Coordinator provides programming and support to criminalized women in our communities and those who are incarcerated at the Nova Institution for Women and the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility.

Programs available through the Dartmouth office:

  • Relapse Prevention is a series of workshops to host discussions around one’s path and strategies for substance use management.
  • Creating Communities of Care is a network of supports designed for African Nova Scotian and Indigenous women and family survivors of violence. Through recreational and supportive programming, participants begin to build the community they have needed to recover from the history of violence.
  • Circles of Support is a case management model that connects the supports throughout the community for folks navigating probation and a view to exiting the legal system. This will give folks an opportunity to create a helpful web of supports before they cease their involvement with the department of justice and more formalized systems.
  • The Stop-Lifting Program addresses behaviours associated with shoplifting, theft and fraud. The program provides women with the opportunity to examine the deep-rooted emotions and unresolved issues that may contribute to these behaviours and explores alternative ways to deal with these issues and emotions in healthier, more constructive ways.
  • Women for change has evolved from Healthy Relationships into a five (5) week comprehensive program addressing the nature of helpful and healthy relationships including communication, boundaries, anger & violence, conflict, and healthy relations.
  • Abundance is a comprehensive, supportive initiative that provides participants with the information and tools needed to build confidence to prepare for the next steps in their employment and educational journeys. The Abundance Program is designed to meet the needs of marginalized and vulnerable individuals as they move towards economic well-being. The program provides 14 modules. Seven sessions focus on personal development and seven on pre-employment skill development.
  • Beyond Trauma/Healing Trauma is an evidence-based program from Hazeldon publishing, developed by Dr. Stephanie Covington to look at the process of trauma, and the beginnings of healing. With evidence showing an overwhelming number of folks who are incarcerated have survived trauma, and are often newly traumatized or re-traumatised in the events of the criminalization process, this program connects folks in a safe space, with a focus on strategies for coping, grounding and soothing.

Please call Sue, Program Manager, at (902) 454-5041 ext 4 or email to register or for more information.