Who We Are

Nipissing Transition House is committed to helping abused women and their children, living in North Bay and Nipissing District, rebuild their lives. By working together as a shelter team and in partnership with our community, we work hard to ensure that women and children have a safe and supportive place to turn to when home is no longer an option.

Nipissing Transition House provides certain core services: Emergency Shelter, Crisis Support Counselling, and Transitional Housing Support. Emergency Shelter is provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and includes telephone support. Crisis Support Counselling provides ongoing emotional support and education to women fleeing abuse and the Transitional Housing Support Program serves to assist women with finding and maintaining housing.

Nipissing Transition House is an active community partner, participating in education and initiatives that raise awareness on the devastating impacts of domestic violence. The shelter works to be a presence in the community so that women know where to turn when they need help.

Services are available in French and English. Limited interpreter services are also available. All services are free of charge and confidential.

Mission Statement

To support and provide services to women, and the children in their care, who are fleeing abuse – to be part of creating a community in which women, and the children in their care, can live free from abuse.

A Message from the Executive Director

At the Nipissing Transition House, the greatest privilege of all, is in getting to know the women and children whom we serve.  Each experience leaves us with the renewed commitment to evolve and focus on our purpose and to enhance the delivery of our services.  We are forever grateful to be entrusted with such an important role in the well-being of our community.

Janine Lafreniere
Executive Director

You are not alone


Visit freedomfromabuse.ca for more information about this video and a list of regional shelters.


Board of Directors

The Nipissing Transition House Board of Directors is a group of committed, community minded individuals who work to ensure the effectiveness of the shelter while directing and contributing towards its goals.

There are times that Board positions at Nipissing Transition House open up. If you are interested in becoming a part of our Board of Directors, please contact the shelter’s Executive Director at 705-476-2569.


Nipissing Transition House is wheelchair accessible and equipped to provide shelter to women with most disabilities. Service animals and support persons are permitted in the shelter. Please contact the shelter directly at 705-476-2429 to discuss any needed accommodations.

Nipissing Transition House is equipped with a TTY for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. The phone number for this service is 705-476-9503. As well, the shelter’s fire alarm system is equipped with flashing lights to assist in providing safety to deaf or hard of hearing person’s using our services.

The Nipissing Transition House website is speech-enabled using BrowseAloud, free software for people who have difficulty reading online, persons with a visual or learning disability or persons for whom English is a second language. The user is required to have BrowseAloud on their computer in order to use this software which can be downloaded from the BrowseAloud website. With BrowseAloud on your computer, click on the “BrowseAloud” icon on the NTH website to have NTH documents read to you.

Click on the print enlarger icons to read the documents in a larger font size.

Our Partners

Without our community partners and supports, the work we do at Nipissing Transition House would not be possible. Nipissing Transition House is grateful for the support of agencies, businesses, and individuals who have shown their generosity and commitment to a healthier and safer community through their support to the shelter.