YWCA Harbour House

24-hour crisis line:  403-320-1881 or toll-free 1-866-296-0447

Opened in 1981, YWCA Harbour House is a 24-bed crisis unit for women and children who are involved in abusive intimate partner relationships.  Abuse may be physical, emotional, financial or sexual in nature. 

Families are provided accommodations for a maximum of 21 days, with staff available for counselling and support 24 hours a day. Education sessions on the impact of family violence on children, cycle and dynamics of violence, and safety planning are available for all clients.

Harbour House Shelter also operates a 24-hour crisis line.  Each year, the crisis line receives approximately 7,500 information calls and 1,750 crisis calls.  As well, support is given to more than 200 women on a drop-in basis each year. On average, the shelter houses 600 women and children a year.  There are no fees for this program.

Harbour House School
In partnership with Lethbridge School District #51, Harbour House School meets the educational needs of children who reside in the shelter. The school has also been instrumental in developing curriculum for grades 2, 5 and 8 on the issues of family violence.

Emergency Housing
Through a partnership with Lethbridge Housing Authority, we are able to provide 6 housing allocations for women in crisis.

Community members are able to access support and education-based counselling services through YWCA Harbour House Women's Emergency Shelter and Outreach Services. Call the YWCA at 403-329-0088, our crisis lines at 403-320-1881 (toll free 1-866-296-0447), or in person.  All counselling and support is confidential.

YWCA Harbour House can help.  Crisis and on-going support is available to assist in dealing with domestic and/or sexual violence situations, provide support in court and legal issues, and be there to help regain control of your life. Take the step - reach out and connect - we are here for you.


♦  YWCA Harbour House Women's Emergency Shelter can be reached 24 hours a day at 403-320-1881 or 1-866-296-0447.  
♦  YWCA Outreach Services can be reached at 403-329-0088, Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm.