Nova Vita is More Than A Bed

You don’t have to stay at our shelter in order to get support or to access our services. In addition to our emergency residential shelter for women and children escaping violence and homelessness, we offer crisis intervention through our 24 hour crisis and support line (519-752-HELP), transitional support, children’s programs, family programs, and counselling for women, children, men, and non-binary individuals living in Brantford and the County of Brant.


Your Support Saves Lives.

We rely on generous donors like you to make a difference in the lives of individuals and families impacted by violence, abuse, and homelessness.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Wednesday, November 25, 2020


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.

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Join Our Team!

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

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Success Stories

“Nova Vita provided me with an opportunity to heal, rest, learn, and transform my life from abuse to positive, healthy, safe and successful.”
“My experience at Nova Vita has given me an opportunity to gain strength within myself and the courage to pursue good things in my life.”
“I am eternally grateful for the staff’s collaborative rally of support, respect, encouragement of self-worth and empowerment that enables me to continue to heal and gain confidence with managing my life productively in the healthiest of ways.”
“I felt confident that I made the right decision to call for help. The respect and patience I felt from staff was comforting.”
“I learned that I wasn’t to blame for my situation.”
Crisis and Support Calls Answered
Women and Children Found Safe Emergency Shelter at Nova Vita
Volunteer Hours Donated

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