Project Joy

At Interval House, we pride ourselves on being more than a shelter – our goal is to be a warm, welcoming home for women and kids fleeing abuse.

Sometimes, we could use a little extra help with making our house feel extra “homey.” That’s why we started Project Joy, an initiative for volunteers to help us repaint many of the spaces around our shelter to make them more joyful for the families here.

This September, we were lucky to have two different volunteer groups help us out with Project Joy: volunteers from both LoyaltyOne and RBC Investor & Treasury Services came to paint for us! 

The LoyaltyOne group joined us for two days as part of their CommunityOne Week initiative. The group pitched in to paint our main meeting space lovely shades of green and white. The next week, we were joined by a team of RBC volunteers, who painted our Community Programs Computer Lab a calming, light turquoise. This space is used by clients in our BESS program when they work on their resumes and search for jobs. Both rooms are now much more bright and joyful-looking for everyone at our centre.

Volunteer groups like these make all the difference here at Interval House. Not only do they help lighten the financial costs of maintenance to our facilities, but they show the families we serve that the community cares. Thanks so much to these amazing volunteers for making a difference in the lives of women and kids at Interval House!

If you have a volunteer group interested in giving back at Interval House, contact to learn more about our current opportunities.

Our newly-painted Boardroom and Computer Lab: