FRPO and our members have supported the work of Interval House since 2007, funding innovative programs and helping to provide housing and resettlement for women and their families after they leave the shelter.
Interval House is the first shelter for abused women and children in Canada (opening in 1976). They are a leader in the campaign for women’s empowerment, providing specialized services that help abused women and their children leave domestic violence and rebuild their lives. Their three core programs are residential; community; and advocacy and leadership; involving crisis intervention, counselling, workforce training and community reintegration, and public awareness of domestic violence.
FRPO and Interval House
Each year the FRPO Charity Golf Classic is generously supported by our members and has helped raise over $700,000 in support of Interval House. FRPO would like to thank the donors, our sponsors, participants and many volunteers who help to make this event such a success. We are so proud to support the lifechanging work at Interval House.
Our members’ support has helped Interval House achieve some significant recent milestones, including:
– completing a $1.6M renovation, giving programs more space;
– piloting an 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; and
– expanding the Her Home Housing Project to Ottawa and Hamilton
Through a ground-breaking transitional housing and resettlement program (Her Home Housing Project), Interval House works with FRPO members to provide rent geared to income apartments for select residents re-entering the community. Women are given a safe home in a safe neighbourhood at below-market rate for one-year, supported with counselling and home visits, as they transition to economic self-sufficiency.