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Welcome to Avalon. We’re here for you.

Avalon provides a continuum of supports and services to individuals affected by sexualized violence.

We’ve been a safe space and an advocate for survivors since 1983. Our feminist organization is rooted in the community and committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. We provide services in the Halifax region and across Nova Scotia.

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Free support for survivors & their loved ones

Every survivor deserves to be believed, supported and respected.

We provide support to people of all genders, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, abilities and backgrounds. Our services are free.

Help after recent sexualized violence

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program

Available across Nova Scotia

Have you experienced sexualized violence in the past seven days? We’re here for you.

Our nurses will care for your medical needs and explain your options. We can also collect evidence if you want. You can stop the service at any time.

For Halifax, call (902) 425-0122.

This line is free, confidential and always open.

For other locations, visit the Nova Scotia Health website.

Healing through trauma therapy

Community-Based Sexualized Violence Trauma Therapy Program (CB-SVTTP)

Available across Nova Scotia

Our therapists are here to support and listen to you.

We offer free trauma therapy to survivors of sexualized violence.

Call or text: (902) 817-3821
Email: intake@avaloncentre.ca

Support with the legal system

Legal Advocacy Program

Available in the Halifax region

We can help you understand and use the legal system. For example, we can:

Explain your options.

Help you with forms.

Go with you to meetings.

Provide emotional support.

You don’t have to take legal action if you don’t want to. We’ll support whatever decision you make.

Support with accessing services

Community Navigation Program

Available across Nova Scotia

We can help you access community services and support. For example, we can:

Connect you to resources.

Help you with forms.

Go with you to meetings.

We work to make access easier for everyone. We strive to help people who find it harder to connect to services.

“I have learned more about myself and my strengths… I am finding the pieces of myself that were taken from me.”

– An Avalon client

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What is sexualized violence?

Find out how to recognize the different types of sexualized violence, including sexual assault, abuse, harrassment and exploitation.

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How to support a survivor

Find out how to recognize the different types of sexualized violence, including sexual assault, abuse, harrassment and exploitation.You don’t have to be a therapist to support someone who’s experienced sexualized violence. Our guide explains how to create a safe space and help them feel in control.

Avalon’s offices and operations are based on Mi’kmaw territory, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people. The people of the Mi’kmaw Nation have lived on this territory for millennia. We acknowledge them as the past, present and future caretakers of this land.