What you - our donors - have helped accomplish.
This year, the numbers tell some remarkable stories.
- 69 women and 71 children received shelter and support at Interval House. Mothers are finding the courage to leave violent homes and build better futures for their children.
- The average age of children living at Interval House dropped to 4 years old from closer to 10. More women understand and flee abuse sooner, knowing Interval House will be there.
- Our home has 12 bedrooms with a kitchen that feeds up to 30 mouths at once. Running a communal household is costly: monthly utilities are $3,869; weekly groceries cost $692.
- Working on both practical skills and personal growth—from healthy relationships to healthy eating—women and children at Interval House participated in 600 hours of programming. One group costs $80 to run.
- We were able to expand our groundbreaking Her Home Housing Project, a partnership with landlords that reduces a woman’s expenses for the first year on her own. Last year we connected shelters in Ottawa and Hamilton with local landlords, and trained them to run this program.
- Important friendships were formed at Interval House so there were many bittersweet sendoffs. We were able to provide 56 goodbye gifts last year.