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Nova Transition House
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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.  However, due to our limited space, we are only able to accept certain items in limited quantities. 

Nova House is currently in need of the following items:

Last updated: November 27, 2019

* Bold items are highly in need

PRACTICAL ITEMS FOR RESIDENTS
Lanyards (for keys)
Bus tickets (1 & 2 zones are used most often)
Gift cards (Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart, gas stations, and IGA, in small denominations please)
Gift cards for taxis (Richmond Taxi)
Cell phones (used ones are okay)
Long distance phone cards
Water bottles/travel mugs
Umbrellas

PERSONAL CARE ITEMS FOR RESIDENTS
Shampoo & Conditioner (Full size only)
Baby products (baby oil, lotion, shampoo, wipes, diapers: size 4, 5 & 6)
Baby monitors
Towels (of all sizes - hand, face, bath towels all needed)
Razors
Deodorant
Shaving Cream
Make-up (new only)
Manicure / Pedicure items (new only)
Hair brushes
Hair dryers & styling tools
Nail clippers


DENTAL CARE ITEMS FOR RESIDENTS (always in need)
Toothbrushes
Toothpaste (Full size preferred but will take any size!)
Dental floss
Mouthwash

CLOTHES / ACCESSORIES FOR RESIDENTS
Running or Walking Shoes for women
Women's and children's socks (new, all sizes)
Underwear for women (new, all sizes)
Women's and children's pajamas (new)
Slippers for women (new, non-knitted, all sizes)
Lounge pants or yoga pants
Robes
Fall/winter jackets/coats
Sweaters/cardigans
Purses, duffel bags, backpacks, small to medium suitcases or luggage bags with wheels
Children's clothing for girls age range 4-9 years old

OTHER ITEMS NEEDED FOR THE TRANSITION HOUSE
Journals
Sewing Kits (thread, needles, etc)
Kitchen towels
Paper towels
Toilet paper
Boxed tissues
Kitchen utensils
Kitchenware items – glasses, mugs, plates, bowls, cutlery – spoons
Non-Perishable Food
Environmentally-Friendly cleaning supplies

Board games (no broken or missing pieces please)

ITEMS WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT
Furniture including beds/mattresses
Larger baby items (ie. cribs, strollers, playpens, car seats, gates)
Large electronic items (eg. CRT TVs, computers)
Travel/hotel-size toiletries
Used blankets/quilts/throws/bed linens (new items accepted)
Winter items (eg. scarves, hats)
Appliances
Sporting goods
Knickknacks
Used books (exception: educational books)
Used Toys

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.

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

Nova House
Crisis Line
604-270-4911