Lavers House

Dismas Society

460 Queen Street
Truro Nova Scotia
B2N 2C6

  • Email
  • Phone (902) 893-7226
  • Fax (902) 895-9513


  • Name Laura Robben
  • Position A Executive Director/ Director
  • Email

Main Contact

  • Name Laura Robben
  • Position A/Executive Director
  • Email Lavers House

Programs & Services

Community Integration

Program needs are met via Correctional Services Core Programs( if available) or referrals to outside Community Agencies

CSC Community Maintenance Program (CMP)

CSC core programming assisting residents with relapse prevention in regards to substance abuse and violence prevention.

Lavers House


Incorporated in 1985, The Dismas Society has a long history of providing quality programs and services to adult offenders. Lavers House has 12 beds with 3 double rooms located on the main floor, 2 singles and 1 triple located on the second story. Extensive renovations have been completed over the years, providing residents with a supportive group home type of setting.
Residents are provided with full use of a gym membership at an Athletic Centre at local College. Lavers House is a non smoking facility, however a covered deck is provided for residents use.

  • Beds 20
  • Population Male
  • Age 18+
  • Sources CSC,Province,Correctional Services
  • Exclusions Nil
  • Criteria On Conditional Release. All cases reviewed by a Community Based Admissions Committee and assessed based on risk to the community; motivation to change; commitment to program compliance; risk level for recidivism.

Community Involvement

Residents are encouraged to become involved in all aspects of the local community.

Local Parole Office

Truro Area Parole Office
  • Phone 902-893-6760
  • Fax 902-893-4961