New Beginnings with Kelly Kurtz-Johnson – We’re here if you need us

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We just want to take a moment to remind you that while there is so much changing in the world, and much uncertainty that we are here at Fundy Region Transition House for you and we also have Outreach Services continuing to be available. While there are some slight adjustments being made to how we do our role, as frontline and essential services we are still available 24 hours a day, every single day.

You don’t have to move in to the shelter and you don’t need to make significant changes, sometimes we know you just need someone to talk to. We know relationships are complex and the added stress of COVID-19 doesn’t help, so maybe it’s just a moment in time or maybe things are getting more difficult.

Some of things we can do, if you aren’t ready or able to come to our shelter;

Call the shelter 466-4485 or call our outreach worker 469-5544

Simply talk about what’s going on, make sure you are accessing all the resources available to you, tips and tricks for reducing stress, suggestion of responding or not responding to actions/behaviours, create a safety plan if you are going to stay or go, this can detailed or simple and can include a code word if you need a way to escape the home, or it could be how to park you vehicle and where to keep important documents, safety for children and having them ready with a plan, depending on their age, and where you can go if you want to leave and if you need help, how we can help you get there.

If you do decide to leave your abusive situation and are not sure if Fundy Region Transition House is right for you there are other shelters available to you and your children in New Brunswick.

L’Accueil Ste-Famille, Tracadie-Shelia (506) 395- 1500

Crossroads for Women, Moncton (506) 853-0811

L’Escale Madavic Inc, Edmundston (506) 739- 6265

Fundy Region Transition House Inc, Charlotte County (506) 466-4485

Gignoo Transition House Inc, Fredericton 1-800-565-6878

Hestia House Inc, St.John (506) 634-7570

Miramichi Emergency Centre for Women Inc, Miramichi (506) 622-8865

Maison Notre Dame, Campbellton (506) 753- 4703

Passage House Inc, Bathurst (506) 546-9540

Maison Serenite House, Kent County (506) 743- 1530

Sussex Vale Transition House, Sussex (506) 432- 6999

Women in Transition House Inc, Fredericton (506) 459- 2300

Woodstock Sanctuary House, Woodstock (506) 325- 9452

Even through challenging times, we are here to support you and know that there is never an excuse for abuse.