Let's work together to ensure housing stability is achievable for everyone in Colchester County!

Big news!: The Truro Housing Outreach Society has officially moved locations, we are now are located at 29 Arthur St. With this change we decided we needed a new name as well, Hub House is now known as Haven House. Stay tuned to see these changes reflected in our website!πŸ€— πŸ€— πŸ€—


Serving central Nova Scotia since 2014, the Truro Housing Outreach Society (THOS) is a registered nonprofit and charitable society that works to address housing insecurity in our community. Our facility, Haven House, provides emergency and transitional beds, personal care supplies, food, housing support, eviction prevention, and advocacy to anyone over the age of sixteen. We apply housing first, rapid re-housing, shelter diversion and harm reduction principles within our service delivery model, client case management and care plans. To date, THOS has served more than 650 individual clients. Unfortunately, due to the current housing crisis and heightened need due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we often operate at capacity.

Primary Services Offered

  • Operating twenty four hours a day at our emergency/transitional housing facility at 29 Arthur St.

  • Providing navigational, advocacy, outreach, and case management services.

  • Focusing on shelter diversion and eviction prevention measures, rapid rehousing and harm reduction strategies while applying housing first principles within client care and housing plans.

  • Facilitating a volunteer, peer support program and offering employment opportunities within our facility, with priority given to those with lived experience.

  • Delivering educational presentations to local government, community groups, rental property owners and other stakeholders, with the intention of eliminating the stigma our clients face.

  • Actively encouraging and coordinating better inter-agency collaboration and partnerships with those working towards the same goals, in effort to avoid service duplication and increase efficient and effective service delivery to mutual clients.

Our stats for 2022:
(as of June 2022)

Number of unique
Emergency Shelter clients.

Number of times we provided clients with food, clothing, or personal care items.

Join THOS in our mission!

THOS's mission is to reduce homelessness through advocacy, education, empathy and community building, and we
can't do it alone!

Our Services

Need help? Want to learn about our programs and services? See what THOS has to offer at Haven House and beyond.

About THOS

Learn about the mission, vision and values that drive us, read about our history, and meet our dedicated team.


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