Adsum to Offer Drop-In Laundry and Shower Facilities for Women in the Community

Adsum is excited to be opening a new Drop In space at the Alders - our supportive housing building at 2380 Gottingen Street in Halifax. Since opening last spring the Alders has been home to up to 12 women and children. Beginning this Wednesday we are making our laundry facilities and a shower available to women in the community.

Adsum Receives More than $20,000 from Shoppers Drug Mart Tree of Life Campaign

Thanks to the combined efforts of Shoppers Drug Mart, its employees and its customers, women, children and female youth will have even greater access to shelter, services and programming through Adsum for Women & Children.  Supporting women’s whole health in body, mind and spirit, Shoppers Drug Mart’s 2011 Tree of Life fundraising campaign raised more than $20,000 for Adsum for Women and Children.

2014 Blooming Tea

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 14:00

Please join us for the Seventh Annual Blooming Tea in support of Adsum for Women & Children at The Prince George Hotel.

Enjoy a wonderful afternoon of tea, great food, friends, fabulous prizes and more. Stay tuned for more details!

Tickets $30

To purchase tickets please call (902) 423-5049 or email


Many thanks to presenting sponsor The Prince George Hotel!




Mystery Art Raises More Than $12,000

Last week's Mystery Art Show & Sale at FRED. was a huge success. A great group of people came out, viewed the artwork and lined up for their chance to purchase their favourite pieces. By the end of the evening more than $12,000 was raised for Adsum - funds that will be used to directly support the hundreds of women and children who use our services each year. Thank you to everyone who attended this year's event and to the many artists who donated such wonderful pieces to the show.

The Mystery Art Show Has Begun!

Over the weekend, staff at FRED. hung all of the amazing art that has been donated to Adsum over the past few months for our Mystery Art Show & Sale. More than 60 pieces are featured including oils, watercolours, acrylics, mixed media and more! Come out this week to FRED.  to see the works in person or check out some of the photos online here or on our Facebook page.

Canadian Tire Surprises Adsum with $50,000 Donation

During the Successful Canadian Women's Dinner earlier this month, Adsum for Women & Children was surprised and thrilled to receive a cheque for $50,000 from Steve Mann on behalf of the eight Halifax Canadian Tire Dealers and Canadian Tire Jumpstart.  The Halifax Dealers have been tremendous supporters of Adsum and its work for more than a decade and have, over the years, donated more than half a million dollars to the organization.

Successful Canadian Women's Dinner a Great Success!

At a dinner held earlier this month Pier 21, Adsum for Women and Children honoured Annette Verschuren, a native Nova Scotian whose early experiences in this province inspired her to attend St.

Video - I Am Here.

Adsum was approached by the generous folks at Revolve and Egg Films who offered to help us tell our story.

A number of our clients have courageously shared what Adsum means to them.

Thank you Egg Films and Revolve for helping us bring these stories to life.

Visit Shoppers and Support Adsum

Saturday, September 17, 2011 (All day) to Friday, October 14, 2011 (All day)

Shoppers Drug Mart Tree of Life CampaignAdsum for Women & Children and Shoppers Drug Mart are partnering in an effort to raise funds in support of women and children in Halifax through the

Progress: Adsum Through the Years

Founding Board Members
Sister Evelyn Pollard, 1985
Early Renos @ Adsum House, 1983
Adsum House Expansion, 2004
After Expansion, 2004
Adsum House Today
Adsum House Kitchen, 2011
Adsum House Renos, 2011
ROMEO Renos, Adsum House 2011
ROMEO Renos 2, 2011
Adsum Centre, Before (2003)
Adsum Centre, 2003
Ribbon Cutting @ Adsum Centre, 2004
Adsum Centre, After (2004)
Adsum Court - Before
Adsum Court - After
Adsum Court, 2010
New Gottingen Location, 2011
Gottingen Street Location, 2011
Gottingen Tour - Feb. 25
Gottingen - Feb. 25
Gottingen - Feb. 25
New Office Space - Feb. 25

Adsum has gone through many changes and additions over the years.  Have a look to see how far we've come!