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Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
It’s hard to believe, but Interval House turned 45 this year. That means that for almost half a century, we’ve been a place of refuge for women fleeing intimate partner violence and their children. Celebrating 45 years of empowering women

Let’s celebrate summer!
Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
It’s summer time! Here are two creative, kid-friendly recipes to celebrate the magic of summer. Old Fashioned Lemonade with Freshly Squeezed Lemons Time to make: 15 mins Yield: 8 cups Ingredients 5 lbs. lemons 2 cups water 2 cups sugar...

The Young brothers honour their mother
Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
Michael Young, founder of Quadrant Capital Partners, and his brother, David Young, playwright and novelist, were co-chairs for Interval House's Capital Campaign, which raised $5,000,000 in 2004. Interval House was able to buy, rebuild...

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
We’re excited to announce the SafePet Program, in partnership with Link Toronto and the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association’s SafePet Network. This new offering will provide peace of mind to women and children at Interval House.

Gillian Stewart: an inspirational donor
Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
Gillian Stewart is a compassionate and inspiring donor who gives out of a love for the women and children starting their lives over at Interval House. Gillian describes her own childhood as very unusual. She knew both her parents, but was raised by...

Helping kids be kids
Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
Fred Shayo-Mushi has an incredible job: he teaches kids to play and laugh again. Fred co-facilitates the Children’s Group at Interval House. In deliberate and subtle ways, Fred uses play-based counselling with the children living here with...

Photo by John Matychuk on Unsplash
Thursday, April 26th, 2018
There is a direct link between mass murders and misogyny. We write about it all the time when we hear of gun violence in the United States. The link is hard to ignore when you consider that a grand majority of mass murderers are men and most mass...

Friday, April 20th, 2018
This is a very momentous time for Interval House. Not only is it the middle of National Volunteer Week, it is also our Birthday month! Perhaps you’ve seen our posters up in the TTC this month, marking our 45th. How appropriate it is for these...

Interval House Partners with LinkToronto for SafePet
Thursday, March 22nd, 2018
After several months of careful planning, Interval House is excited to announce our partnership with Link Toronto’s SafePet program. This program will match women survivors of abuse seeking emergency shelter with foster homes for their beloved...

Winter 2018 Newsletter
Thursday, February 8th, 2018
Many women come to Interval House so wounded and traumatized they can’t even describe it. They’re not ready or able to talk about their experiences. They don’t want to relive their trauma by recounting it to a counsellor. Sometimes...