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: socialmanager@ncns.ca
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