24-Hour Crisis Line: 1-866-296-0447 inquiries@ywcalethbridge.com
Harbour House

Harbour House 

Women’s Emergency Shelter & 24-Hour Crisis Line


24-Hour Crisis Line
Local:  403-320-1881
Toll Free:  1-866-296-0447

To be connected with Harbour House you can come to the YWCA at:
604 8th Street south

Hours of Operation

7 Days/Week

Related Programs

Amethyst Project

Crisis support and advocacy for individuals that have experienced sexual violence

Co-Ed Fitness Centre

An inclusive environment where everyone can enjoy the benefits of regular exercise without judgment.

Monitored Exchange

A safe & conflict-free transfer of children between parents


Mobile advocacy & connection to community services

Parent Support + Child Development

Support and skill-building for mothers & children who have experienced abuse

Project Recovery

Practical tools for children & youth who have experienced trauma

Safe Visitation

Supervised visits that minimize risk and potential for conflict

Women's Residence

Our 32-bed residence offers single and double rooms with shared kitchen, bathroom and laundry for women (and any dependent children) to rent on a monthly basis at very reasonable rates.  

Program Overview

YWCA Harbour House is a 24-Hour Women’s Emergency Shelter and crisis line that assists women (and their children) fleeing abuse as well as those in crisis, space permitting.

Harbour House families are provided accommodations for a maximum of 21 days, with staff available for support 24 hours a day.

Education Sessions

In addition to providing families with crisis support, our staff facilitate a number of workshops and group sessions that provide families with the tools they need to heal and create healthy lives.

Path to Healing

Clients learn about the various types of abuse, dynamics of abuse and how children are effected by violence. This group also offers education on healthy relationships.


New Beginnings 

Topics vary based on the needs of residents, and they include:

  • Coping and Self-Esteem
  • Stress Management
  • Grounding and Mindfulness
  • Grief and Loss
  • Boundaries and assertiveness


Harbour House School

In partnership with Lethbridge School District #51, Harbour House School meets the educational needs of children in grades 1 through 12 who reside in the shelter. The school has also been instrumental in developing curriculum for grades 2, 5 and 8 on issues of family violence.


If you’re in immediate danger, call 9-1-1

24-Hour Crisis Line
Toll-Free   1-866-296-0447
Local   1-403-320-1881




Who Can Access?

Women (& their children) who are fleeing abusive intimate partner relationships.

Space permitting, YWCA Harbour House will also assist women and children that are in crisis.




No. Please contact us if this is a barrier to escape

Partial Program Funding

Fundraising Event

Royal Gala hosted by Royal LePage South Country


604 8th Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2K1
Phone: 403-329-0088inquiries@ywcalethbridge.com | 24-Hour Crisis Line: 403-320-1881 or 1-866-296-0447
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