Last Updated: Tuesday September 30, 2020 at 10:00 am
We would like to thank our community members of Brantford and the County of Brant for doing their part during these unprecedented times to follow the guidelines as outlined in Ontario’s A Framework for Reopening our Province . At Nova Vita we continue to pivot and be proactive, working diligently to ensure that our programs and services remain safe and accessible while keeping the health of our community a top priority.
The following essential services continue to operate in full capacity:
- 24 Hour Crisis and Support Line: Dial 519-752-HELP to receive immediate support and safety planning. This service is available to all members of our community.
- Emergency Shelter: is open to provide safe shelter and essential support to women and children impacted by domestic violence and homelessness.
The following programs and services continue to be impacted until further notice:
- Community Outreach, Intake, and Other Support Services, including Women’s Community Counselling, Men’s Community Counseling/Challenge to Change, and Transitional Support Services: Emergency support is always available by calling 519-752-HELP and our teams are now offering a hybrid approach to their services that includes phone and video counseling, and scheduling in-person appointments on a 1:1 basis.
- Donations: In order to keep our donors, residents, volunteers and staff safe, we are now offering donations by appointment. Visit our website here to schedule your date and time to donate your new or like-new items. You can also download our Urgent Needs Wish List that outlines our greatest needs at this time and features a number of ways that you can help.
- Shop Closet Couture Boutique: Our retail boutique, located at 415 Fairview Drive is NOW OPEN. Featuring new, and like-new fashions, for women, teens, and in-betweens, we offer a safe and dynamic shopping experience in our store Thursday – Saturday. For more information, or to shop online, visit www.closet-couture.ca.
- Volunteer Program: We are pleased to announce that we are working with current volunteers to have them safely return to Nova Vita and Closet Couture Boutique, and are currently starting the recruitment process of new volunteers. To volunteer, or for more information, visit our volunteer page, here.
- Student Placements: Due to the ongoing uncertainty of the pandemic and the extension of the Provincial Emergency Order we will be postponing all student placements for the fall 2020 and winter 2021.
For regular updates please follow us on social media @NovaVitaBrant and check back to our website often. Be safe and stay well.