Friends of Adsum

We are grateful for the support of our donors, volunteers and many friends. Meet some of them here!


Adsum's staff is made up of more than 40 full-time, part-time and casual employees.

Our main contacts are found below:

Client Support Office, Adsum House  T (902) 423-4443

Sheri Lecker, Executive Director  T (902) 425-3466

Sarah Carrier, Executive Assistant  T (902) 423-5049

Annual Report and Financial Statements

Adsum for Women & Children has benefited from the support of the community for more than 30 years. We are committed to being accountable stewards of this support and each year provide a report to the community and our many stakeholders outlining our successes, challenges and financial health.


What we do in Numbers

In 2017- 2018

Adsum House provided:

Board of Directors

A volunteer Board of Directors governs Adsum for Women & Children.  Daily operations, activities and outcomes are the responsibility of the Executive Director.

Adsum Board of Directors 2018 - 2019

President - Catherine Baker, Chartered Accountant

Past-President - Donna Morykot, Professional Engineer

Vice-President  - Christine Saulnier, Political Scientist

Treasurer - Heather Lotherington, Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant

Contact Adsum

If you need immediate assistance for emergency shelter or other client services, please call (902) 423-4443.

Administration inquiries, please call (902) 423-5049. 

Fundraising and Communication/Media inquiries, please call (902) 422-3389.

The Alders by Adsum

Every person has the right to a safe, secure home. In addition to providing safe shelter, a new home can also reinforce a woman's sense of self-worth and provide increased dignity. 

Adsum Centre

Adsum Centre, located in Lakeside, is a communal, residential living environment that provides support and programming to 16 women and their children. The focus is on addressing barriers that have resulted in homelessness.

Applicants must make a minimum six-month commitment and are permitted to stay up to 12 months to pursue personal goals toward positive, independent living.

Adsum Court

Located in Dartmouth, Adsum Court is a long-term supportive housing option that consists of 23 independent living units or apartments.  Women living at Adsum Court contribute to their rent, which covers the cost of building maintenance and mortgage payments.