24/7 Line: 1-888-543-3999

Harbour House: a women's shelter serving all communities within Lunenburg and Queens Counties

We provide shelter and counseling support for women and their dependent children who are fleeing situations of intimate partner violence.

If you are in a moment of crisis, call 911. We are open, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Crisis Phone Line
1-902-543-3999 or 1-888-543-3999

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Email

Gender Based Violence Affects Us All

Access of services and outreach programs has increased by over 900% in the last 6 years. Gender-based violence affects all of us, so Harbour House's doors are open to women of all ages and abilities, and their dependent children.

We operate a 130 year-old home that maintains a 15-bed shelter, and also provide women and youth outreach programs that serve women across the counties through our satellite locations. A typical stay at our shelter is six weeks, during which time women receive safe shelter, supportive counseling, and appropriate referrals, all within a compassionate and healing atmosphere.

Updates & News

International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day (IWD), and as I cruised through Facebook, Twitter, and news articles I am left with a sense of comfort and inspiration, but an equally matched sense of wonder.  You see, we support women everyday in-house and outreach and we are staffed fully by women.  Individually and collectively, we are inspired by … Read more

Radio interview regarding affordable housing in NS

Here is a link to @THANS_NS‘s Becky Kent about affordable housing in NS http://www.cbc.ca/listen/shows/information-morning-ns/episode/11328787 … – please take a listen!

Come join us for an Intro to Bujo!

Want to be more organized? Want to ensure that you get all the things done you need to do in your busy life? Have troubles balancing pressures of home, person and work life? Come join us to learn how to manage these pressures using a bullet journalling method – we provide supplies and childcare. This … Read more

Our Funders & Partners

Harbour House receives support from the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women, Women and Gender Equality branch of the federal government (WAGE), and also receives grant funding from the Canadian Women’s Foundation, Canadian Red Cross and United Way.

We are in partnership with local government and community organizations that include Second Story Women’s Centre and South Shore Housing Action Coalition (SSHAC), as well as other regional and provincial Groups.