February 2018

Winter 2018 Newsletter

Winter 2018 Newsletter

Many women come to Interval House so wounded and traumatized they can’t even describe it. They’re not ready or able to talk about their experiences. They don’t want to relive their trauma by recounting it to a counsellor. Sometimes, they’ve been living with abuse for so long they don’t even completely recognize it.

Inside this issue: 

A Lifetime of Giving

A Lifetime of Giving

When Mahen Thacker was a young boy growing up in India, his mother taught him a very valuable lesson: the importance of giving to others.

“My father used to give her money for household expenses, and she would give some to me and say ‘Go do some charity work,’” Mahen explains.

The Greens' Full Circle Support of Interval House

The Greens' Full Circle Support of Interval House

It is with great appreciation that we announce a most generous gift to Interval House, made by three Toronto sisters: Karen, Donna and Lindy Green. Their combined contribution serves to retire the remaining mortgage held by Interval House, freeing more of our resources to provide essential programming for women survivors of intimate partner violence, and their children. 

Healing through Art

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Many women come to Interval House so wounded and traumatized they can’t even describe it. They’re not ready or able to talk about their experiences. They don’t want to relive their trauma by recounting it to a counsellor. Sometimes, they’ve been living with abuse for so long they don’t even completely recognize it.

Nourishing Women in Need

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For Pam Pridham, food is more than just fuel. The owner of Toronto’s DISH café and cooking studio fervently believes food is love, sharing, giving, conversation and nourishment for both body and soul.

That’s why Pam started a program at DISH called Pay It Forward. Corporate groups come to DISH and work together to make delicious meals that are then delivered to the families at Interval House, giving the women a much appreciated night off from cooking.