Inside Interval House

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Thursday, May 19th, 2016
What are the most important factors that contribute to abusive behaviour? In February of this year, Interval House posed this question to Ontarians through an Angus Reid Omnibus Survey. We let them answer in their own words: what did they think the...

Meet the Mandels: Intergenerational Giving
Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
Ruth has been donating to Interval House for years. She started as a young feminist by donating books and clothing to the shelter. Later in life, when she tried to get out of her own marriage, which eventually did end, she gained more insight into...

Debunking Myths: New Ad Campaign Challenges Perceptions
Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
When a partner in a romantic relationship is controlling and possessive, it’s not charming or passionate—it’s a sign of abuse. And knowing when it’s time to “get away” can be a much more complex decision than many...

Volunteer Corner
Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
When people meet Nisha they notice two things: she’s always smiling and she’s a very good listener. But for a while, Nisha was holding a lot inside. She grew up in a family that believed in helping other people. Even simple things like...

Interval House—the First Shelter for Abused Women and Children in Canada
Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
“It's important to engage in hopeful practices. We expect so much of women who are trying to leave abusive relationships—that they should have hope for the future. We have to do our work with hope too. Donors have their own reasons...