Nova Transition House

Nova Transition House provides temporary accommodation in a safe and secure environment for women and their children who are experiencing violence or are at risk of violence.

 We are a free and confidential service and are staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with trained staff speaking more than 10 different languages. Women and children can stay up to 30 days while accessing emotional support and available resources.

Residents can obtain assistance with immediate practical concerns such as health, legal issues, housing, financial needs, schooling, child care, and transportation.

Women of all ages, from all walks of life, cultures, educational and economic backgrounds may live with violence in their intimate relationships. In Canada 1 in 3 women experience violence from a man who is close to them at some point in their lives. Sometimes the violence gets so bad that women must flee for their lives and for the safety of their children.

Transition houses all over British Columbia offer safe, supportive temporary shelter for women and their children escaping violence at home. They are a place of refuge, and give women the time and space to consider their options and make important life decisions. Nova House is that place of refuge in Richmond.

Looking to Donate?

We greatly appreciate donations, which assist our full range of services and helps in supporting the needs of women and children that we serve.

You can support us financially by donating through Canada Helps. Please visit our Donation Page.

We also appreciate other donations. 

Currently Due to the Pandemic we are not accepting donations. 

We appreciate your support and If you would like to donate , we are accepting Gift cards and nominal donations which can be used to support the needs of our clients. 

This will be done through Canadahelps online, or through the head office only, and you will be provided a tax receipt. 

Due to space limitations, we may only be able to accept the most needed items.  Please note that unsolicited and unneeded items may be given to other programs or agencies in need of them.

Please contact chimo@chimoservices.com or 604-279-7077 to arrange to drop off items at 120 – 7000 Minoru Blvd. during the hours of 9am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday. (OUR OFFICE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC DURING THE PANDEMIC)

Thank you for thinking of us. Your contribution makes a real difference. 

Nova House
Crisis Line