Welkaqnik Next Step Shelter

“A place of good feeling”

Our Goal:

A next step shelter providing survivors of family violence a safe affordable shelter for a period of up to one (1) year.


All Mi’kmaq/Aboriginal individuals and families that are victims of family violence by referral and qualify through an application intervention process.

How We Help:

Volunteers and staff offer a warm, friendly place of good feeling in the company of other Aboriginal families.

Volunteers and staff provide safe and supportive guidance, enabling families to nurture and grow through Caring, Sharing, Helping and Understanding.

A full time Community Support Counsellor assists clients to gain a perspective on their situation and consider alternatives and options.

Community Support Counsellor implements a “stay goal plan” and provides appropriate referrals and establishes contact with other community agencies and resources.

For More Information Contact:

Welkaqnik Management Committee
P.O. Box 1738, Truro, N.S., B2N 5Z5

Toll Free: 1-800-565-4372
Direct: 902-895-1523
Fax: 902-895-0024
email: mbsboard1738@gmail.com
Website: www.ncns.ca

Satellite Offices

235 Charlotte Street, Unit 1
Sydney, N.S. B1P 1C4
Tel: 902-567-1240
Fax: 902-564-1123

180 White Point Road
PO Box 2028
Liverpool, N.S. B0T1K0
Tel: 902-354-2751
Fax: 902354-2757


140 Thorne Ave, Unit C
Dartmouth, N.S. B3B 1Z2
Tel: 902-405-4730
Fax: 902-405-4731

Digby Resource Center
1 Birch Street
Digby, N.S. B0V 1A0

Coldbrook Outreach
11 Opportunity Lane
Coldbrook, N.S. B4R 1B9

Head Office

129 Truro Heights Road,
P.O. Box 1320,
Truro, N.S.
B2N 5N2

Toll Free: 1-800-565-4372
Direct: 902-895-1523
Fax: 902-895-0024