Harbour House offers shelter and counseling to women as they transition and explore options for their lives during or after an experience of intimate partner violence.
We have 15 beds for women and children, including an accessible bedroom. Families will stay in the same room and women without dependents may share bedroom space.
We have a comfortable environment, with living space and access to Transition House Workers 24 hours a day. We work alongside every woman and child who comes into the shelter to help them along their journey. We can help through providing supportive counselling, housing assistance, connection to community resources and support throughout the legal processes.
Our Outreach team members are available to women throughout Lunenburg and Queens counties, at nine different locations. This makes it easy to get support where you are. Our outreach team can provide supportive counselling, advocacy, and support navigating the justice system. Outreach are also available to provide education sessions to employers or community groups that educate on the impacts of gender-based violence.
Our Child and Youth team provides outreach in nine schools in Lunenburg and Queens, presenting one-day and on-going workshops to students from grade primary through high school. Topics include healthy boundaries, self-respect, healthy relationships, consent, anger management, bullying and peer pressure.
Child and Youth Counseling
The Child and Youth Workers provide support to children and their mothers residing in the House. They encourage and support parenting skills, and they are available for one-on-one counseling with parents or youth. Supportive counselling can be offered onsite, in schools or in the community.