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"My healing began in the Interval House kitchen. Whenever I needed support, I knew I could head to the kitchen and find someone to talk to...The kitchen is truly the heart of our home. More than helping to feed our bodies, it helps to nourish our souls."
Inside this Issue:
The Interval House Kitchen is truly the heart of our home. It's a place where moms and kids come together to share a meal, as well as laughter and tears. Used at least three times a day to cook meals for up to thirty people over the last 10 years, our "heart" is in desperate need of some tender loving care!
By Neil Sinclair, Trustee, Estate of Virginia Rock
A friend of mine for many years, Virginia Rock spent her life in passionate support of those disadvantaged and displaced members of our society.
Small acts of kindness can make a big difference for the women and children of Interval House. That’s why we’re so grateful to the volunteer groups, like Avnet, that make the time to come in and cook dinner for our clients. The women truly look forward to these special nights, when they get a break from cooking and can enjoy more time with their kids. Maybe it’s an extra story at bedtime or an extra snuggle—these moments stick with them.
By Shadi, Interval House Client
At Interval House, everyone eats together, but we each take turns cooking the evening meal. When it was my turn to prepare dinner for the first time, I was so nervous. What if no one liked the food I prepared?
I chose to prepare Persian rice, because I wanted to share some of my culture. Plus, this dish is often served at special occasions like weddings, because the sweet dried fruit in the dish symbolizes a sweet life. For me, my time at Interval House was a hopeful new beginning, a time to look forward to a better future—a future without the fear of constant abuse.