NOVA HOUSE www.novahouse.ca
Nova House is a shelter for abused women and children in the Interlake and North Eastman Region of Manitoba. We provide temporary shelter, counselling, support groups, and referral to community resources for women and their children. Interim housing is also available for women and children to use until they become independent.
To provide women and children in the Interlake and North Eastman Regions with facilities, programs and a continuum of service to protect and empower them against all forms of domestic violence. To create an awareness through public education of the abuse of women in our society.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
1. To promote awareness that violence does exist in families, and that abuse (physical, emotional, psychological, sexual and financial), is a crime
2. To develop and provide a full range of support services in the hope of intervening in the cycle of violence within the family
3. To provide help and support, through community resources, to family members involved in the violence
4. To implement voluntary programs and services, free of charge, designed to meet the needs of people regardless of age, race, faith, socio-economic status, physical or mental capabilities, or sexual orientation
Nova House is a member of MAWS - Manitoba Association of Women's Shelters. Learn more... MAWS
One way to support Nova House is to shop at Twice Over Inc. a second hand store in downtown Selkirk at 214 Manitoba Avenue, they are a partner with Nova House and donate women’s and children’s clothing to the clients of Nova House as well as financially support the children’s programs for Nova House. If you have time, please consider volunteering at the store for a few hours a week, there are a variety of chores that need to be done so they can always use extra help.
Every year Nova House has a Christmas party for the clients and children. Donations are accepted toward this event in the form of money, children’s unwrapped gifts, food for the party or other items, your help is very much appreciated. Please contact Nova House (204) 482-7882 directly to determine what type of items are needed or if you would like to help out at this event.
Nova House could not accomplish all that they do without the financial and in kind support of governments, foundations, businesses, church communities and individuals. In our 2010-2011 year, we received grants from the following:
Manitoba Government - Family Violence Prevention Program
Federal Government - Community Action Program for Children
Manitoba Community Services Council
Selkirk & District Community Foundation
Mary Kay Ash Grant
Department of Justice Canada, Victim’s Fund
Department of Justice Canada - National Victims of Crime Awareness
Early Childhood Development Councils
Twice Over Inc.
City of Selkirk
All Charities Campaign
Canadian Auto Workers - National
Chronic Disease Prevention Initiative
Canadian Women’s Foundation
Selkirk Community Renewal Corporation
Financial Donations from
Faith Covenant Church
Darcy Purvis Law Office
Selkirk Regional Comp – Feast of Fields
N. Eastman-Interlake Hydro X employees
Cambrian Credit Union
Business & Professional Women fundraiser
Betel Mennonite Church
Lac du Bonnet Health Auxiliary
DCG Enterprises, Curves Stonewall
Employment Manitoba Selkirk staff fund
Warm & Fuzzy
Corpus Christi CWL
Catholic Women’s League
St. John’s Lutheran Church
Manitoba East Alliance Women
Grosse Isle Women’s Institute
Evening Branch Anglican Church
Toronto Dominion Bank
Plus cash donations from another 27 individuals
We also receive substantial donations through gifts in kind or direct gifts. Thank you to Jean Polet, Selkirk United Church, Glenwood Draperies, Paragon Standards, Lake Country Quilters, Business & Professional Women’s Group, and the many individuals that donated well over $10,000.00 worth of furniture, new gifts, gift cards, new school supplies, artwork, quilts, bedding, food, personal supplies, diapers, time and talents.
The proceeds help support the operations and programs of the women’s shelter. Nova House Inc. accepts donations securely through PayPal. A charitable tax receipt for donations over $20.00 will be mailed to you providing you include or email us your mailing address. To make a secure donation please use the Paypal button below or feel free to contact Nova House directlly at 204-482-7882.