YWCA Lethbridge and District

Harbour House

Provides an emergency shelter and 24 hour crisis line for women.

Service offers:

  • an emergency shelter for women who are involved in abusive intimate partner relationships


  • a 24 bed crisis unit
  • a safe place to stay for a maximum of 21 days
  • 24 hour access to counselling and support staff
  • education sessions about the impact of family violence on children, the cycle and dynamics of violence, and safety planning, both during and after clients' stay
  • advocacy and referrals
  • a 24 hour crisis line that provides advice and connections to services

Provides the following support services to clients of Harbour House:

  • outreach services for people who have experienced family or sexual violence
  • assistance navigating challenges and accomplishing goals that will transition them into living a safe life
  • mobile services to assist people in the community
  • assistance working through immediate crises and navigating the legal systems
  • support for police intervention, medical appointments, and social services issues
  • help obtaining stable housing and support through other aspects of managing their homes
  • assistance finding funding and working with outside resources such as Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH), Alberta Works, and housing associations within the community
  • referrals to community resources

Childcare may be available during counselling, intake, or legal appointments.

Transportation available for specific reasons such as attending medical or legal appointments, visiting the food bank, and more.

Key Provider: child development specialists, child support counsellors, social workers, trained staff
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • women
  • who are fleeing violent intimate partner relationships
  • and their children
Application Process
Service Access: See below, To access service:
  • drop in
  • or contact to book an appointment
Unable to accomodate service animals.  Masks are required to be worn indoors during COVID-19.Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: Yes,

Wait times vary depending on availability of safe beds. If beds are unavailable, clients may be directed to a collaborating shelter.

Toll Free
1-866-296-0447 (24 Hour Crisis Line)
403-329-0088 (Office)
403-320-1881 (24 Hour Crisis Line)
Web Site
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: No
Membership Fee: Yes,

Annual Voting $20.00

Annual Non-Voting $10.00

Wheelchair access: Yes - Other disabled access: No -
Legal Status
Registered Charity / Foundation
Last Updated On
March 21, 2022
604 8 Street S
Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2K1
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