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Spring Fashion Haul!

Fashion Haul

Spring is here! And how better to celebrate than with a new wardrobe?

Eating healthy to heal the body

Rubina and the baked apple

“Life is not merely to be alive, but to be well.” Marcus Valerius Martial

Healthy living is an important part of healing. As part of our Health and Wellness program, a nutritionist, Andria, held a workshop for the families in our residence last night.

Families learned that eating healthy is part of the healing journey and is another important way that you can take care of yourself. Andria shared nutrition values, and information from the Canada Food Guide, along with tricks to get your kids to eat well.

Run because you want to

Run because you want to, not because you’re running from danger.

On October 14, 2012, help break the cycle of violence by running in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon as part of Team Interval House. You can fundraise for Interval House and run in the Marathon, Half-Marathon or 5K.

Interval House at the World Conference of Women's Shelters


Four staff members represented Interval House at the 2nd World Conference of Women’s Shelters in Washington, DC in February. The conference was a great chance for us to learn about what’s going on in organizations from across the globe.

New Year, new life!


This month, as you and I celebrate the beginning of the New Year, Interval House will open its doors to many abused women and children who need to find a whole new life. What they’ll find inside our doors is a result of your generosity – your gifts of warmth in the middle of a cold winter.

How can you help?

Open House: Full House!

It was a full house for October’s Annual Open House, and we were grateful for the chance to say "thank you" to our faithful community of friends and supporters.

We took the opportunity to show everyone how their gifts made a difference last year and how much we appreciate the involvement of those who share our commitment to ending domestic abuse.

BESS—Path to long-term success

BESS Client

What is the number one factor in making sure a woman escaping domestic abuse stays free?

A good job.

Unfortunately many women who have suffered abuse have also been out of the job market and even out of social settings for years. And despite the courage it takes for a woman to flee her home and her abuser, she can’t completely escape unless she becomes financially independent and self-supporting.

A Very Big “Thank You” to the BESS Program

 A letter from Naledi, BESS Graduate

Hi All,

Celebrating the Holidays at Interval House

Thank you! You helped make this holiday season one that our families will never forget!

Here’s how we celebrated.

Our Residential Program’s Holiday Party was hosted by our incredible friends at GE Canada. A group of employee volunteers cooked a fantastic turkey dinner with all the fixings for our families. Later, one of their team members dressed up as Santa and handed out presents to 20 very excited children!

Give a little Bon Iver for Christmas!

Know a big Bon Iver fan? 

What better gift to give them this Christmas than a Bon Iver designed Tshirt! Working with Montreal-based Yellow Bird Project, this shirt was designed by Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, who chose to donate the proceeds to Interval House.

And just for a little extra fun, check out Jian Ghomeshi's interview with Bon Iver on Q.

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