Government of New Brunswick

Second Stage Housing is safe and affordable housing to enable women and their children who have experienced family violence to work towards personal and economic independence and a future free of violence. As a woman journeys from the crisis of leaving an abusive relationship, second stage housing provides a stable, secure environment with supports for her that help her plan and take action for the future.

In 1986, the first second stage program was developed in New Brunswick. There are now 5 programs funded by Women’s Equality Branch located in Saint John, Moncton, Fredericton, Kent County and Shediac. Gignoo Transition House provides second stage units in conjunction with Skigin-Elnoog Housing. Clients are able to access rent supplements through NB Housing/Social Development making second stage units affordable.


Services include:

  • Safe, affordable and adequate housing
  • Healing and empowering environment
  • Individual support
  • Group support
  • Advocacy
  • Children’s support


Second Stage Housing in Your Area:

Liberty Lane (Fredericton): 506 451-2120

Maison Oasis (Kent): 506 743-5449

Residence of Hope (Shediac): 506 533-9100

Crossroads for Women Inc., Second Stage (Moncton): 506 857-4211

Safe Haven Inc., Second Stage (Saint John):  506 632-9289



For more information, please contact:

Women’s Equality Branch

Violence Prevention and Community Partnerships Initiatives (Unit)
551 King Street, Suite A
PO Box 6000
Fredericton, NB
E3B 5H1
506 453-8126
Toll Free: (877) 253-0266