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Winter 2017 Newsletter

Winter 2017 Newsletter

"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." 

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Fall 2016 Newsletter

Falls 2016 Newsletter

"If BESS did not exist, I would probably be on social assistance and stumbling through life unsure of how to
reach my goals. I am now living on my own in a safe neighbourhood— it’s a place that I never imagined possible three months ago.”

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Summer 2016 Newsletter

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"Thinking back on it now, I don’t remember seeing my mom sad. It’s amazing how parents can shelter kids
from this kind of stuff. I didn’t even know that it wasn’t our home. I just thought it was a really fun place."

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Winter 2016 Newsletter

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"As soon as a woman calls the shelter asking for a space, safety planning begins. Being on the other end of the phone, it’s always heartbreaking to hear the stories. But the best way to help a woman who is fleeing a violent home is to equip her with the tools she needs to get herself and her kids to safety."

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Fall 2015 Newsletter

Fall 2015 Newsletter

"When the holiday season approaches, we start to see an influx of calls and requests for help. The reality is that behind closed doors there are families reaching a breaking point. And there are women who are frightened and need a safe place to turn."

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Summer 2015 Newsletter

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"We don’t always think about it, but language can be a safety issue. Whether you are visiting the doctor, buying groceries, using a bank or obtaining work, for anyone trying to gain independence, the ability to communicate in the local language is key."

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Winter 2015 Newsletter

Winter 2015 Newsletter

“When women come to Interval House, I want them to be able to see themselves as more than victims and statistics,” says Paula, Supervisor for the Women and Children’s Program. “I want them to see that they are the leaders in their own lives.”

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Fall 2014 Newsletter

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"We hope the next wave of women and children seeking shelter and safety won’t arrive when the school year ends, and again when the winter holidays arrive. But that’s what happens. So we must be prepared."

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Winter 2014 Newsletter

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 “The seed you plant may look small but it has deep roots and will grow into a mighty tree. Your donations help women rise up in strength.”

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Fall 2013 Newsletter

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 “I arrived at Interval House as a young boy in the early 1990’s.”

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