24-Hour Crisis Line: 1-866-296-0447 inquiries@ywcalethbridge.com
Parent Support & Child Development

Parent Support & Child Development

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


By referral only
from YWCA Harbour House

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Related Programs

Amethyst Project

Crisis support and advocacy for survivors of sexual violence

Co-Ed Fitness Centre

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

Harbour House

Women’s Emergency Shelter & 24-Hour Crisis Line

Monitored Exchange
Project Recovery

Practical tools for children & youth who have experienced trauma

Safe Visitation
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

Parent Support and Child Development Program consists of a Child Support Counsellor and 2 Child Development Specialists. This child-minded team facilitate an intake with all of the mothers and children who are admitted to YWCA Harbour House.

The goal of this program is to ensure that the family’s basic needs are met and that proper advocacy and referrals are provided. Parent Support and Child Development Specialists strive to provide an atmosphere of safety and belonging where families are empowered with supports and tools to facilitate healing from physical and emotional injuries and improve resilience.


(can begin to heal from the trauma they have experienced related to exposure to family violence.)



Lorrie Wittke, Youth Services Manager



Who Can Access?

Mothers living in YWCA Harbour House and their dependent children


Yes. Childcare is limited to mothers and children who reside in Harbour House and for specific reasons (e.g. counselling, intake or legal appointments).




Program Funding

through YWCA Harbour House

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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