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Imagine being forced from your home by family violence…at Mother’s Day.
While you and I are celebrating the important bond of family, women who are experiencing the worst kinds of abuse are making the excruciating decision to leave the fear behind and walk with their children into a new life. But they can’t do it alone.
Your support, whether a single gift or a faithful monthly contribution, helps ensure that we can offer a courageous woman the raw materials and the tools she will need to remain free of her abuser. Your gift of…
Interval House draws great strength from our family of supporters in the community, both individuals and corporate partners. One of our most faithful corporate partners is Umbra, the worldwide leader in original, casual, contemporary affordable design for the home.
One of Interval House’s great strengths is the programs available to our residents as they begin to rebuild their lives. Yes, jobs and housing are important if a woman is to remain free of her abuser, but the damage that is done by violence and fear takes time and attention to heal.
Violence in a relationship can develop slowly over time or it can happen in an instant. Here are some signs that you might need to seek help:
Spring is here! And how better to celebrate than with a new wardrobe?
“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, 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.
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.
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.
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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.