During the provincial state of emergency and Covid-19 pandemic, Coverdale has adapted all services and supports to continue to serve our communities. Our office location at 6169 Quinpool Rd. is currently closed as Coverdale staff are working remotely.



Contact Hilary Murphy programs@coverdale.ca 902-422-6417 x2

We have transitioned our Drop-In program to an outreach based service where our service users can receive a bi-weekly care package including a grocery card, personal care products and personal protective equipment.


All personal development programming including Understanding Anger, Healing Through Recovery and Healing from Trauma are available by phone and/or video conferencing. 

Court Support

Contact Roberta Morrison courtsupport@coverdale.ca 902-240-9986 (Criminal) 

Mirinda Bray familyjustice@coverdale.ca (Family)

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Provincial Court and the Youth Justice Court have been hearing urgent and essential matters, primarily by telephone and video. That includes in-custody bail hearings, peace bond applications and hearings, and some sentencing and youth criminal sentence reviews. Coverdale continues to attend court hearings via teleconferencing and can assist clients in navigating these new processes. We are actively involved in bail hearings, assisting accused persons in creating comprehensive release plans. 

Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility 

Currently, the jail is closed to visitors and outside organizations. We are monitoring the situation closely and will reactivate in-reach services as soon as the restrictions are lifted. 

Special Projects

Contact Ashley Avery ed@coverdale.ca 902-809-5718

J.E.C (John Howard Society of NS, Elizabeth Fry Society Mainland NS, Coverdale Courtwork Society)

A pilot collaborative transitional housing program assisting people  exiting jail during the covid-19 pandemic. JEC operates out of two hotels and provides comprehensive supports and on-site staffing to assist people in reintegrating into their communities. Funded by AHANS and United Way Halifax. 


This community based research project is exploring the experiences of LGBTQ+ persons involved in the criminal justice system in Nova Scotia. Stay tuned for Coverdale's events during the Halifax Pride Festival. 

(902) 422-6417


6169 Quinpool Rd Suite 203

 Halifax, NS

B3L 4P8 

We acknowledge that we are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People.

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