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Thursday, May 19th, 2016
What are the most important factors that contribute to abusive behaviour? In February of this year, Interval House posed this question to Ontarians through an Angus Reid Omnibus Survey. We let them answer in their own words: what did they think the...

Falls 2016 Newsletter
Tuesday, October 25th, 2016
"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...

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Tuesday, October 25th, 2016
Earlier this year Interval House posed a question to Ontarians through an Angus Reid Omnibus Survey to uncover some of the common myths, attitudes, ideas and misperceptions about the causes of domestic violence. The most common responses appear in...

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Tuesday, October 25th, 2016
Interval House takes a holistic approach to the goal of ending violence against women by placing women’s empowerment at the centre of its support services. The fact of the matter is that a woman who escapes abuse is not only healing wounds,...

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Friday, October 21st, 2016
Interval House won’t settle for the status quo, and neither will the women it serves. This month, Interval House staff will implement an extensive redesign of the BESS program to ensure that no woman is falling through the gaps.

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Thursday, October 20th, 2016
This year’s 2016 Open House was a huge success. Many thanks to everyone in attendance including our guests, staff, and volunteers. Special thank you to our speakers who inspired and demonstrated the importance of what Interval House does for...

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Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
Domestic violence happens everywhere and can happen to anyone. In a recent survey conducted by Interval House, we found that half of Greater Toronto residents believe domestic violence is more likely to  occur in low-income areas. But we know...

Friday, September 16th, 2016
When women arrive at our shelter with their children, they’re given the opportunity to change where their children go to school. Some women decide to change their children’s school because they are coming from a distance. This eliminates...

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Tuesday, September 13th, 2016
You may know someone who has been abused by their partner. It can be devastating to see someone you care about being hurt. You may be able to spot the signs of abusive behavior. However, the person being abused may not be able to or want to leave....

Thursday, September 1st, 2016
Many people think of physical or verbal abuse when they define domestic violence. But financial abuse is an important—but often overlooked—aspect of abusive relationships. What is financial abuse and how can a woman get help if she...