Serving the communities of Cape Breton and Victoria counties, Cape Breton Transition House  offers a safe and supportive environment for those dealing with the physical, mental and emotional trauma caused by domestic and sexualized violence.

Cape Breton Transition House provides services that are inclusive and sensitive to the needs of all women. This includes women from all cultural, economic, social, and religious back-grounds.

Do you need help?

If you are in an abusive relationship or have left an abusive relationship tell someone you trust and call Cape Breton Transition House. 

Your call is private and confidential.

Our workers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to advise you about your options based on your needs and assist you in developing a safety plan

Domestic Violence Crisis Line

Toll free: 1-800-563-2945
Text questions to 902-202-5596

Remember you are not alone.

What is abuse?

Domestic abuse can be defined as a pattern of behaviour used to gain and maintain power and control over another individual. Abuse takes many forms:

>  Physical      >  Emotional
>  Sexual         >  Verbal
>  Digital         >  Financial
>  Spiritual

Impact of Abuse

>  Anxiety
>  Fear
>  Loneliness
>  Isolation

>  Lowered Self Esteem    
>  Guilt & Shame                

Barriers to Leaving

Every persons experience with abuse is different. However, some of the most common reasons for staying in an abusive relationship are:

>  I love him/ her
>  I thought they would change
>  I thought I had no place to go
>  I thought it was my fault
>  I thought no one would believe me
>  I stayed for the children


Number of arrests made each year as a result of domestic violence in Canada.


Number of Women across Canada who slept in an emergency shelter after leaving a situation of domestic violence.


Number of children who spent last night in an emergency shelter to escape domestic violence.


Percentage of women in Canada who have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence since the age of 16.

About Cape Breton Transition House

Who We Are

Learn more about Cape Breton Transition House, who we are, what we do, our history and our philosophy.

What We Do

We offer a wide variety of confidential services to women who have chosen to remove themselves and their children from traumatic situations.


A collection of links to local, provincial and national organizations and resources for dealing with domestic violence.

CB Transition House in the Community

Cape Breton Transition House

THF is a volunteer board who work to  raise money and collect goods from communities in Cape Breton/Victoria Counties in support of Cape Breton Transition House Association.

Cape Breton Inter-Agency on Family Violence

The Cape Breton Inter-Agency on Family Violence consists of 25+ agencies and organizations that work directly with or are involved with victims of family violence.

Transition House Association of Nova Scotia

THANS member organizations provide transitional services to women (and their children) who are experiencing violence and abuse, including culturally relevant services to Mi’kmaw people.