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Children's artwork depicting "our safe house"
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...

Girl colouring at a table
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...

Kid's welcome pack from Interval House, with a colouring book, pajamas and playdo
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 equip her...

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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...