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Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
Domestic violence is a criminal offence. This means that abusers should be charged and prosecuted for violence against their partners. But for a survivor of domestic violence, going through the criminal court system may be one of the most stressful...

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Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
Intake Recently, we introduced you to Shirin, one of our long-time Women’s Counsellor Advocates. Each month, we’ll be shadowing Shirin to give you an idea of what a day’s work is like as a counsellor at Interval House.

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Thursday, March 24th, 2016
With spring upon us, at Interval House we’re looking forward to the new season. But before we move ahead, we want to take some time to reflect about all that made 2015 a fantastic year! The 2015 Gratitude Report is now available for you to see...

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Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
Crisis Phone Line Recently, we introduced you to Shirin, one of our long-time Women’s Counsellor Advocates. Each month, we’ll be shadowing Shirin to give you an idea of what a day’s work is like as a counsellor at Interval House....

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Monday, March 7th, 2016
It’s been said that the kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s not simply a place to prepare food – it’s a place to gather, a place to unwind, a place to enjoy a delicious meal and fulfilling conversation, an opportunity to...

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Thursday, February 25th, 2016
When a woman is living in an abusive situation, her home is often a dangerous and stressful place. But the impact of domestic violence on her career is an important factor often not talked about. 

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Thursday, February 18th, 2016
Family Day happens in Ontario every year on the third Monday of February. After Valentine’s celebrations, Family Day is a great chance to have some down time with family and friends, playing out with the snow (if climate change permits!) or...

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Thursday, February 18th, 2016
"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...

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Thursday, February 18th, 2016
When a woman is ready to leave Interval House and move into an apartment of her own, the first thing she does is to pack a little bag of essentials to put under the bed in case her ex-partner should ever show up. She needs to be ready to get out...

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Thursday, February 18th, 2016
1) Moment Figure out when would be the best time to leave.  Leave when there is enough time and space, while an abuser is out of the house. Pack the essentials (keys, ID, cheque book, immigration papers) and make sure to collect a few items...