Women's Shelter

Provided by: Chief Mary Bernard Memorial Women's Shelter - AKA: Lennox Island Women's Shelter

Service Description

Provides shelter accommodation for women. Residents have access to:
  • Employment services
  • Parenting programs
  • Life skills programs
  • Services of the Lennox Island Health Centre
  • A safe and supportive housing environment
Emergency stays at the shelter can be up to six weeks. Aboriginal women who have left a violent relationship or who find themselves in a homeless situation can apply and be assessed for a one year stay at the shelter.

Transportation can be arranged.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Accepting new residents but new screening and guidelines in place to keep residents and staff safe * People who need to self-isolate but need to go to the shelter can and will NOT be given fines for not self-isolating

Information

Eligibility:
Female identifying and non-binary individuals ages 18 years and older who are in distress, without housing, or are a young mother who needs extra support * Children may accompany their mothers but male children must be age 14 years and younger * Open to aboriginal and non-aboriginal women
Fees:
No fees
How to Access:
Call the 24/7 crisis line
Documents Required:
Valid ID * If women have access to their legal and custody paperwork, and birth certificates, they should bring them if possible
Program Hours:
24/7 service
Language:
English * Mi'kmaq
Coverage Area:
Prince Edward Island * Nova Scotia * New Brunswick

Service Locations & Contact Info