Get help with BESS

The BESS Program at Interval House sets women up for success through holistic services tailored to the specific needs of survivors of intimate partner violence.

Do you need help with…

  • Employment
  • Finding an apartment
  • Balancing life and work
  • Budgeting
  • Counselling
  • Life skills

BESS offers free services including:

Action Planning

Meet with our team to create an action plan based on your goals. You’ll check in with our staff on a regular basis to follow up on your progress and receive the support you need. 

Skill-Building Workshops

You can register for standalone workshops based on your needs interests. Workshops cover topics like career exploration, job search, housing, budgeting, life skills, and self-care. Click here for a schedule of workshops.

Women’s Counselling Groups

BESS offers counselling groups to help you heal. Groups will cover topics like self-esteem, assertiveness, problem-solving, and decision-making.  Click here for a group schedule.

Career Development

Our Job Developer will work with you one-on-one to find the job of your dreams. She’ll help you write a resume, prepare for interviews, network with employers, and support you when you start working.

Individual Counselling

We offer therapeutic counselling, advocacy, and support, and can help with both your practical and emotional needs.

Resettlement Services

Our Resettlement Services work with you to find housing that you can afford, in neighbourhoods close to family, friends, school, and work. We’ll also stay in touch and help you settle into your new home.