Harbour House Women's Emergency Shelter
CRISIS LINE: 403-320-1881 or toll-free 1-866-296-0447 (24 hour)
YWCA Harbour House is a 30-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.
There are no fees for this program.
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.
Through a partnership with Lethbridge Housing Authority, YWCA Lethbridge & District is able to provide six housing allocations for women in crisis.
Community members are able to access support and education-based counselling services through YWCA Outreach Services. Call the YWCA at 403-329-0088, the crisis line at 403-320-1881 (toll free 1-866-296-0447), or in person. All counselling and support is confidential.
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.
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.