Harmony House is Ottawa’s only 2nd stage (transitional) shelter.

We bridge the gap between crisis living (in an emergency shelter) and working through trauma to live independently in the community.

Help is Here

If you are in a life-threatening situation

Contact emergency services if you require immediate assistance

Preparing to leave a violent situation

Click here for a checklist of important papers and items to bring with you

Learn How to Cover your Tracks

A woman should not underestimate her partner if she wants to leave a situation of abuse

Latest Publications

Spring Newsletter 2022

At the beginning of the pandemic, shelters across the nation reported “an eerie silence” as women were trapped at home, unable to call for help because their abusers were always present, always watching…read more

Mother’s Day Appeal Letter 2022

As you can see from our newsletter, we have amazing programs and staff already in place. The missing link is the professional in-person therapy. Help us close the circle so that the women here are able to…read more

Latest News

#ChoosetoChallenge 2021

What’s To Be Done About Domestic Violence?

March 8, 2021

OTTAWA-Throughout this pandemic, domestic violence has doubled or even tripled.
With the added high stress, job losses, and loss of community supports, those who work
in the Violence Against Women …

A letter from Ozzy…

For those of you on our mailing list, we were so pleased to be able to send you our most recent letter partially written by a young man named Ozzy who lived here for several years as a youth.  If …