Shelter, Food, Support, Compassion 

Viola's Place Society is embarking on a fundraising campaign in October 2023, and we need your help!  

October 10, 2023 

To commemorate World Homeless Day we are hosting our first ever Camp Out to Stamp Out Homelessness! We are looking for individuals, or teams to gather pledges and spend a night out in the cold. Set up your tents in our parking lot and experience what someone without a home might go through for a night. 

October 11, 2023 

Starting in early to mid September we will begin to sell tickets for a Serenity Shed  - A furnished and wired shed constructed, donated and delivered by Hector Building Supplies. On October 11 we will draw the lucky winners ticket! **Free Delivery within Pictou County** The shed is now being displayed in the Atlantic Superstore parking lot near the corner of Westville Rd and Duff St.  Tickets are $25 each. 

October 12, 2023

Starting in early September we will begin selling tickets to give one lucky winner A Grand in Each Hand ($2000)!  

Tickets are $10 each

October 13, 2023

To close out our Fundraising week of events The Spot in downtown New Glasgow will play host to a night of music and auction items.  With a variety of items and services donated by many generous businesses throughout Pictou County, the silent auction will provide you with an opportunity to get some really great deals on some really great things!!  To entertain for the evening we have three excellent local bands who are donating their time to play for you.  Put on your dance shoes and come enjoy the blues stylings of Double Jim and Tonic, the country tones of The Scott Hill Band, and get your rock on with The Dirty Rokkin Scoundrels.  

Tickets are $15 advance and $20 at the door.

Tickets for the Serenity Shed and A Grand in Each Hand to be on sale next to the shed on September 23 and October 6 from 

10am-2pm.  Other ticket locations to be announced soon. 

 The following local business have agreed to sell tickets for our events:

Scotiabank - New Glasgow (Serenity Shed Tickets)

Superstore (Smokeshop)- Westville Rd (Serenity Shed Tickets)

East Coast Credit Union - Victoria St, New Glasgow (Grand in Each Hand Tickets)

LBR - Barneys River (Serenity Shed Tickets)

Forge Home and Garden - Provost St, New Glasogw (Serenity Shed and Grand in Each Hand tickets)

Williams Heavy Hauling - Barney's River (Serenity Shed and Grand in Each Hand Tickets)

Groovy Little Gift Shop - Provost St, New Glasgow (Serenity Shed and Grand in Each Hand Tickets)

Intuitive Designs - Main St, Westville (Grand in Each Hand Tickets)

The Spot - Provost St, New Glasgow (Oct 13 concert/Silent Auction @ the Spot Tickets)

Looking For Help?

Viola's Place offers emergency shelter services with limited bedding capacity. Our doors open for intake at 7PM nightly. 

The Path to a Better Tomorrow

At Viola's Place Society, a hot meal and a warm bed is where the journey begins. Our Housing Coordinator works to help clients find stable housing, and connect to services within the community which support them towards their goals.

As our clients transition into long term housing, staff help to equip their new home with the basics for furniture, bedding and food preparation. Shelter clients and the broader northeastern region of Nova Scotia may partner with a Community Trustee through Viola's Place to assist in financial management. 

Our Community Partners

United Way Pictou County
Town of New Glasgow
Sobey Foundation
Municipality of Pictou County
Affordable Housing Nova Scotia
Efficiency Nova Scotia