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

National Truth and Reconciliation Day

National Truth and Reconciliation DayOn this 1st National Truth and Reconciliation Day, we honor our Indigenous brothers and sisters and take some time to reflect on the atrocities they endured and how we can move forward together. To learn more, please visit the following links:

Truth and Reconciliation Commission – learn the 94 calls to action!

Assembly of Seven Generations – a local organization that informs, promotes and organizes many of the Indigenous activities, rallies and protests.

A sister organization that helps Indigenous women and children who are victims of violence.

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 …