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Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
Meet Shirin.  Shirin has been a Women’s Counsellor Advocate at Interval House for 6 years. Over those 6 years, she’s seen hundreds of families walk through our doors, looking for a safe place to call home. And she’s welcomed...

Santa in the toy room
Monday, January 4th, 2016
We often get asked, “How do you know how the families are doing after their leave Interval House?” And it’s a good question! After a family leaves our shelter for their new home, we want to make sure that we know they’re...

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Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
The beginning of a New Year is time for celebration and looking forward, but it’s also a time for reflection. While goal setting and New Years resolutions are great ways to put careful consideration into milestones and achievements, the step...

Tawni
Wednesday, December 16th, 2015
Interval House's volunteer of the month for December is Tawni, an ESL Teacher Volunteer What motivates you to be a volunteer? The women and children that I have met volunteering for Interval House inspire me so much with their strength. They are...

kids' clay sculpture of a winter scene
Thursday, December 10th, 2015
The holiday season is a bittersweet time of year for the children at Interval House. They are living in a safe place out of harm’s way, with new friends and newfound freedom to relax and just be kids. But even with the relief of living in a...

Friday, December 4th, 2015
On December 6th, 1989, Mark Lepine entered the École Polytechnique, an engineering school in Montreal, Quebec. He separated the male and female students, made anti-women statements and then opened fire, killing 14 women in total.  14...

16 Days Pledge
Wednesday, November 25th, 2015
During the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, raise your voice by pledging that you know how to support someone who’s experiencing domestic violence. When a friend or family member confides that they’re being abused...

BESS class
Thursday, November 19th, 2015
When survivors of domestic violence leave an abusive relationship, often one of the most challenging things to rebuild is their economic future. Re-entering or seeking employment for the first time after an abusive relationship can be a huge hurdle...

Fall 2015 Newsletter
Friday, November 13th, 2015
"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...

Tim Reid
Friday, November 13th, 2015
Tim uses the word “feminist” to describe his wife Julyan, but it’s clear by his actions, that he too has always been a passionate supporter of women’s rights. Throughout their long marriage and respective careers, issues of...