The Umbrella Project

The Umbrella Project is Stepping Stone’s Transition House, that is a safe housing space for individuals who are / were involved in sex trade that experience homelessness and housing instability.

Our four-bedroom house, located in the north end of Dartmouth Nova Scotia, provides a shared living room, kitchen, and bathroom, with each room equipped with a bed, dresser, nightstand, fridge, and linens.

Upon arrival, each resident is given a welcome basket filled with essential items to ensure they feel welcomed and supported during their transition.

Our staff work around the clock to provide a safe environment where residents can grow, seek support, and eventually transition into long-term independent housing in the community.

Our goal is to empower and support each resident in their journey towards independence, whether it be through employment or education opportunities, connecting with community resources, or developing personal skills during their time here before they transition into stable permanent housing.

We believe that everyone deserves a safe and nurturing environment to call home, and we are committed to providing that for each of our residents.

As a vital part of transition house operations, we recognize the indispensable role of Residential Support Workers in creating a safe and supportive environment for residents.

At the transition house, these workers play a crucial role in fostering positive relationships, instilling healthy habits, and providing emotional support to residents.

Residential support workers are responsible for diffusing crises and escalations and keeping up with general house operations. With a multitude of personal and professional experiences, residential support workers bring a diverse range of skills and expertise to the table.

In addition to their extensive knowledge, Stepping Stones Residential Support workers operate through a trauma-informed lens, support harm reduction strategies, and uphold the rights of sex workers in our community.

These workers play an essential role in helping residents grow and create meaningful connections within the supportive environment of the transition house.

We recognize and appreciate the important work of residential support workers and their contributions to creating a safe and supportive community for our residents.