About YWCA Lethbridge & District

YWCA Lethbridge & District:
A women’s shelter and so much more.

YWCA Lethbridge & District has been serving Lethbridge and the surrounding communities since 1949. The organization supports the enhancement of women’s lives and the communities they live in with 30+ programs and services that fall under one of five areas of focus:

Domestic & Sexual Violence, which includes YWCA Harbour House Women’s Emergency Shelter and YWCA Amethyst Project, which provides an important third option for victims of sexual violence.

Trauma & Crisis Prevention/Intervention, including Safe Visitation and Project Child Recovery, a support group for children ages 6-17 who have experienced trauma.

Poverty, Housing & Homelessness, which covers support for women transitioning out of Harbour House and Hestia Homes, a program that teaches independent living skills for youth ages 19-24 who are (or are at risk of becoming) homeless.

Leadership & Empowerment, including GirlSpace, youth conferences, and the Young Women’s Leadership Council.

Advocacy & Awareness – the voice for the social and economic well-being of women with government, the media and the community at large.

YWCA Lethbridge & District is part of the global YWCA movement which has worked for over a century to achieve justice, peace, human dignity, freedom and a sustainable environment for all people. Imagine Canada-certified, YWCA Lethbridge & District is open to women of all ages, cultures and beliefs and is committed to the value of every human being.