Government of New Brunswick


Transition Houses provide shelter for up to 30 days, crisis intervention and referral services for women and their children who are victims of relationship violence and abuse.


Who is Eligible?

  • Any woman, with or without children, who has been physically, emotionally, verbally, financially, psychologically or sexually abused.
  • Women taking their children away from abuse.

Staying at a transition house is confidential. Staff will not disclose your name to anyone calling or looking for you. Street addresses of the houses are not publicized.

There are 14 transition houses in the province, including one for aboriginal women, providing 170 beds. 

  • Safe for Pets Too. In Transition with You. This service provides temporary shelter and veterinary care for pets of women who are leaving an abusive relationship and who have concerns about the safety of their animals.



Free Shelters

L’Accueil Sainte-Famille Inc. (Tracadie)


Beausejour Family Crisis Resource Centre Inc.: (Shediac)


Crossroads for Women (Moncton)

506 875-3515

Escale Madavic (Edmundston)

506 739-6265

Fundy Transition House (St. Stephen)

506 466-4485

Gignoo Aboriginal Transition House

1 800 565-6878
506 458-1224

Hestia House Inc. (Saint John)

506 634-7570

Maison de Passage House Inc. (Bathurst)

506 546-9540

Maison Notre Dame (Campbellton)

506 753-4703

Miramichi Emergency Centre

506 622-8865

Sanctuary House (Woodstock)

506 325-9452

Serenity House (Kent)

506 743-1530

Sussex Vale Transition House

506 432-6999

Women in Transition (Fredericton)

506 459-2300

For more information, please contact:

Women’s Equality Branch

Violence Prevention and Community Partnerships Initiatives (Unit)

20 McGloin St
PO Box 6000
Fredericton, NB
E3A 5T8
Phone: (506) 453-8126
Toll-free: 1-877-253-0266
E-mail: [email protected]