How to apply

Becoming a resident

Harmony House is a second-stage shelter, which means that residents are referred to us from first-stage shelters as well as from various social service agencies. Applications may be obtained from them. You can also fill out and submit an application online (here) or download the Harmony House application form and fax it to our Women’s Advocate at 613-567-1707.

Residents of Harmony House live in individual apartments at rents geared to income. Women can live with their children onsite for up to a year and access our supportive programs and services.



If you are leaving your home to escape domestic violence, try to take these items with you:

Identification for you and for each of your children:
  • Birth certificate
  • Citizenship paper
  • Passport
  • Health card
  • Driver’s license
  • Social insurance card
  • Marriage certificate
  • Custody papers
Other needs:
  • Credit cards
  • Bank cards
  • Bank statements
  • Police reports
  • Proof of cohabitation (if your abuser was residing with you) such as a lease, mortgage documents, utility, or other bills with the abuser’s name on the address
  • Any medications that you or your children require
  • Something comforting for your children, such as a toy or a favourite blanket
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