We all remember how it felt to get the key to our first home. 
We felt Proud. Independent. Strong. 
This is an even more poignant moment for a woman who has spent time homeless.
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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!

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 sheri.lecker@adsumforwomen.org

Sarah Carrier, Executive Assistant  T (902) 423-5049  sarah.carrier@adsumforwomen.org

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.