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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
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...
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Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
A small band of volunteers were committed to providing a crisis centre for women and chidlren who were fleeing abuse--they knew it needed to feel like a home. They put up a sign on a bulletin board asking women to help get something starts. With...
Winter 2017 Newsletter
Thursday, February 9th, 2017
"My healing began in the Interval House kitchen. Whenever I needed support, I knew I could head to the kitchen and find someone to talk to...The kitchen is truly the heart of our home. More than helping to feed our bodies, it helps to nourish...
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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Thursday, June 16th, 2016
"Thinking back on it now, I don’t remember seeing my mom sad. It’s amazing how parents can shelter kids from this kind of stuff. I didn’t even know that it wasn’t our home. I just thought it was a really fun place....
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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...
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...
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Monday, July 13th, 2015
"We don’t always think about it, but language can be a safety issue. Whether you are visiting the doctor, buying groceries, using a bank or obtaining work, for anyone trying to gain independence, the ability to communicate in the local...
Winter 2015 Newsletter
Friday, February 27th, 2015
“When women come to Interval House, I want them to be able to see themselves as more than victims and statistics,” says Paula, Supervisor for the Women and Children’s Program. “I want them to see that they are the leaders in...