Domestic violence prevention services for her, for him, for them.

Serving Brantford and the County of Brant for over 40 years, Nova Vita provides trauma-informed emergency shelter, outreach support, and counselling services to individuals and families experiencing abuse, as well as counselling for individuals who have caused harm in their relationships.

Text & Online Chat Service

If you or someone you know, are experiencing violence or abuse in a relationship or homelessness, our crisis counsellors are now available to chat online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We know that reaching out is a difficult first step. We’re here to help.

Nova Vita Celebrates International Women’s Day

Wednesday March 6, 2024

Our Vision

A world where individuals, relationships, families, and communities are safe, empowered, and healthy.

Our Mission

Nova Vita works to end interpersonal violence and abuse by supporting individuals and families who have experienced domestic violence, intimate partner violence, or gender-based violence through the provision of crisis intervention, emergency shelter, transitional support, children’s programs, and counselling; and by fostering accountability for those who harm through intervention, counselling, public education, and system advocacy.

You Can Make a Difference

We can’t do it alone. Find out how you can help to end violence in our community.

Join Our Team!

Nova Vita is a great place to work, learn, and volunteer. Find out how to join our team.

Success Stories

“I came here feeling extremely uneasy, scared, worried, and sad. I’m leaving feeling more confident and happier than ever.”

“I felt safe and Nova Vita, which allowed me to clear my mind and focus on things that needed to get done for my children’s future.”

“Making the choice to contact Nova Vita, and to go in person to stay, was extremely scary but the fear slowly faded away because all the staff there were so kind, made me feel safe and not judged.”

“My oldest started to smile again and all my children started to sleep more peacefully.”

“I learned that I wasn’t to blame for my situation.”
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