Services and Resources

What we can offer

The South House is a gender-inclusive “safe space” and home-away-from home for all students, staff and faculty of the Dalhousie/King’s community as well as the Halifax community.

Conveniently located next to the Dalplex, this cozy house offers all members of the community a resource library and study space for both research and personal reading, a community kitchen, and a common hang out space.

The South House provides referral services, effectively linking community members to a wide variety of services in the HRM.

We offer a free meeting space for anti-oppression groups and their informal or formal gatherings. We maintain a list of volunteer babysitters to help students with families who are in need of childcare services.

The South House also provides:

  • Wheelchair accessibility to the main floor
  • Breastfeeding-friendly space
  • Wireless internet
  • 2 laptops, DVD, and VCR access, as well as a projector if booked in advance
  • Picnic table
  • Beautiful front lawn and back deck
  • Gender neutral shower and bathroom, both fully stocked with shower supplies, free tampons, pads, condoms, baby powder, baby wipes
  • Free pregnancy tests
  • Breast pumping and breast feeding-friendly environment
  • Free clothing swap
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • LGBTQ library and Ally space
  • School resources- school supplies, study space, printing/scanning
  • Educational programming
  • Community events
  • Community garden
  • Resources for your ideas, projects, conferences, etc
  • Bursaries
  • Free coffee and tea, cooking/baking ingredients
  • Opportunities to connect with like-minded community members and feminists
  • Friendly and supportive staff and volunteers- we are not trained professionals, but we’ll lend a supportive ear and put you in touch with the right people

We are not a crisis center. We cannot offer crisis counseling, but we are able to refer people to organizations that are able to help in crisis situations. The South House does not offer professional counseling. We do not have doctors or therapists on staff, nor are our volunteers expected to fulfill professional counseling or medical services. The South House offers a welcoming, safe and supportive environment, and provides relevant referrals. In crisis situations or in if a client needs immediate assistance we are here to help by listening, supporting, offering a feminist perspective and alternative ways of thinking about and acting within the situation. We are not a counseling centre and are not prepared to provide medical advice, counseling or therapy to clients.

 

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