September 2014

We need more alternate endings. Let’s stop the violence.

Today Interval House and KBS’s new Cause Company launched a PSA campaign in response to the recent swell in news coverage of high profile domestic violence incidents. 

 

Why you shouldn't watch the Ray Rice video

Kate and Will are having another baby, the fabulous Neil Patrick Harris wed and the NFL finally suspended Ray Rice for being an abuser. These were the headlines that dominated September 8th. An interesting commentary -- both good and bad -- about the world we live in.

My Twitter feed was full to the brim with people sharing and re-sharing the horrific Ray Rice video of his brutal attack on his then-fiancée, Janay Palmer.

Back to School!

When the school year ends, we always hear the kids at Interval House celebrating and singing “No more homework allllll summer!”

Late spring and early summer are one of the busiest times of the year for Interval house and many other shelters across Canada, with women and children fleeing their homes at the end of the school year. We’ve seen many women wait until the end of the year to leave, to ease their children into the transition and provide as little interruption to their children’s schooling and routines as possible.