Since 2007, FRPO and our members have supported the work of Interval House. Canada's first shelter for abused women and their children, in a variety of meaningful ways such as, donating funds raised at our annual Golf Charity Classic. To date, we have invested nearly $800k in their innovative and lifesaving programs and services! We continue to be by their side as rates of domestic violence increase.
Other examples of partnership and engagement between FRPO, our members and Interval House include:
- The Her Home Housing Project, a ground-breaking transitional housing and resettlement program. Interval House works with FRPO members to provide rent geared to income apartments for select residents re-entering the community. Clients are given a safe home in a safe neighbourhood at below-market rate for one year, supported with councelling and home visits as they transition to economic self-sufficiency.
- The completion of a 1.6M renovation, giving programs more space;
- The piloting of Opening Doors subsidy program to allow program graduates to rent in the private market
- Increasing awareness of the issue of violence against women amongst the residential real estate industry.
FRPO would like to thank donors, sponsors, participants, and many volunteers who help to make this all possible. We are so proud to support the life-changing work at Interval House.
A place for safety. A voice for change.
Interval House is Canada’s first centre for women survivors of intimate partner violence and their children. Founded in 1973 by a feminist collective, we have always had a pioneering spirit, taking a holistic approach to helping women and children leave abuse behind and start new lives, free of violence.
We believe survivors and we hold the dignity of our residents and clients in high importance. We use our experience and trusted voice to speak up for survivors’ rights and to call for an end to gender-based violence. Everyone deserves a life of peace and safety and our goal is to help break the cycle of violence, for good.
Find out more about Interval House here