Our Story

Harmony House is Ottawa’s only second-stage women’s shelter. We bridge the gap between a woman needing a crisis shelter to eventually being able to live independently in the community.  We are able to do that by providing safe, affordable transitional housing for women and children while they work through their trauma, learn new skills (how to budget, pay rent, further their education, etc), and have assistance with on-site childcare. Unfortunately, 50% of women who leave an abuser, end up returning to them as they do not have the resources or skills to live on their own – Harmony House aims to break that cycle and empower women to live independently.

Programs and Services

Harmony House offers a range of programs and services to help the women and children who live at the shelter, and also to support our former residents. Learn about the many ways your donations help women and children escaping domestic violence.

Help Harmony House

As a registered Canadian charity (BN 886420199RR0001) we rely on the generosity of our donors and community to keep our doors open. Read about the many ways you can help Harmony House.