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We read with deep disappointment The Star’s article “Poor go to the back of the line for housing” (Sept. 28). This article pits two vulnerable groups against each other while we should be working on solutions to provide affordable housing options for both.
As a frontline worker, it’s really important to me to share the impacts of Interval House’s programs with our community. Today I’d like to talk about TROOP – the Toronto Police Service Recreational Outreach Outtripping Program (TROOP). TROOP is a program that gives at-risk youth the chance to experience camping (often for the first time!) alongside community agency workers and Toronto police officers. Interval House was the first women’s shelter to partner with this program over 5 years ago, and we’ve never looked back!
It is with deep sadness that we learned of Jack Layton’s passing today. It is not enough to say that he will be greatly missed by those of us working to end violence against women in our society. The loss is profound.
It’s traumatic whenever a woman must leave home and flee with her children to safety. Many women wait anxiously until her children have finished their year of school before making an escape.
Thanks to your donations, the women and children who arrive at Interval House this summer will have a comfortable bed, nutritious meals, essential personal care items and safe play spaces while they recover and consider next steps.
Thanks to everyone who came to the second “It’s About Vine” gala fundraiser hosted by Tre Amici Imports on May 17th, 2011. An evening of passion and excitement, the event featured 25 wine makers and distillers who shared over 150 of their finest wine and spirits. Guests came out to enjoy the wine, taste the fabulous food, and bid on silent auction prizes – all in support of Interval House!
A charitable bequest is a gift designated in your Will that becomes available to Interval House after your death. A charitable bequest allows you to make a substantial impact to the future work of Interval House, without diminishing your assets today.
On Monday, June 6th we hosted our first annual BESS Graduation ceremony to celebrate 20 amazing, inspiring graduates! Our valedictorian, Beyhan, encouraged graduates to sail with the wind and reach new heights! We couldn’t have said it better ourselves!
And we recognized the special achievements of 3 remarkable women.
Interval House lost a dear member of our family this past fall, the much-celebrated Ann Southam. Ann was a renowned composer, member of the Order of Canada and dedicated Interval House supporter.
In honour of Ann and her generosity, Interval House will name one of the B.E.S.S. graduation awards after her. At its inaugural presentation, Ann’s brother Kip Southam presented the Ann Southam Leadership Award.
At Interval House, we believe it's important to learn the value of giving back.
At the kitchen table last week, Interval House's Children's Counsellor Advocates helped our kids make origami paper cranes and write poems for the families who survived the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Check out our Facebook page for more pictures of their artwork and poetry.
Canada Post is on strike.
What does this mean for you?
Interval House strives to ensure that we communicate with you in a timely manner. During the postal strike you can expect that our written correspondence with you, including tax receipts, will take much longer to reach you.
You can also expect that any letters or donations you are sending by mail will take longer to be received by us.