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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...

Friday, November 13th, 2015
We try to give children all of the caring and support we can, but how can we protect them from experiencing difficult emotions? Sometimes we must accept that we cannot make them feel better. At the heart of the programming at Interval House—...

Santa at Interval House
Friday, November 13th, 2015
Celebrating Christmas at Interval House is enough to make you believe in miracles. We know from experience that Christmas can be an especially difficult time for families in crisis. When the holiday season approaches, we start to see an influx of...

HirePower Thanksgiving
Friday, November 13th, 2015
Thanksgiving is the day we give thanks for the harvest and many other blessings in our lives. For the women and children of Interval House, those blessings include a safe home, good food, and an extended family of women who have lived through...

I am strong
Wednesday, November 4th, 2015
One of the most commonly-asked questions concerning domestic violence is “Why doesn’t she just leave?” The reality is, if the solution was as simple as ‘just leaving’, domestic violence wouldn’t be the epidemic...

baby
Tuesday, October 13th, 2015
Right now, we have four infants under the age of 2 living at Interval House. And this isn’t unusual for us. At any given time, our house is usually full of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers! It might be hard to think about such young...

Friday, October 9th, 2015
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As Canada’s first shelter for abused women and their children, we at Interval House are all too familiar with the realities of domestic violence. This year, we housed more than 150 women and kids...