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Nova Transition House

Nova 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 through the link below.
https://www.canadahelps.org/CharityProfilePage.aspx?CharityID=s16064 

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:

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

PERSONAL ITEMS FOR RESIDENTS
Shampoo & Conditioner (Full size only)
Feminine hygiene pads
Baby products (baby oil, lotion, shampoo, wipes, diapers: size 4, 5 & 6)
Razors
Deodorant
Shaving Cream
Paper towels
Toilet paper
Boxed tissues
Make-up (new only)
Manicure / Pedicure items (new only)

Activity books (eg. word search, crosswords) for women

DENTAL CARE ITEMS FOR RESIDENTS (always in need)
Toothbrushes
Toothpaste (Full size)

CLOTHES / ACCESSORIES FOR RESIDENTS
Women's and children's socks (new, all sizes)
Underwear for women (new, all sizes)
Women's and children's pajamas (new)
Fall/winter jackets/coats
Sweaters/cardigans

Slippers for women (new, non-knitted, all sizes)
Sunglasses
Purses, duffle bags, backpacks
Robes
Children's clothing for girls age range 4-9 years old

OTHER ITEMS NEEDED FOR HOUSE
Portable AC
Pots and pans
Sewing Kits (thread, needles, etc)
Journals
Waffle Maker / Iron
Kitchen towels and supplies (i.e. spoons)
Non-Perishable Food
Environmentally-Friendly cleaning supplies

Board games (no broken or missing pieces)
Small to Medium size luggage bags on wheels

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
Blankets/quilts/throws
Winter items (eg. scarves, hats)
Appliances
Sporting goods
Knickknacks
Used books (exception: educational books)
Used Toys

* Bold items are highly in need

Last updated: September 27th, 2016

Due to space limitations, we are only able to accept the most needed items.  Therefore, unsolicited and unneeded items may be donated to other agencies. 

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