Interval House

“Committed to ending the cycle of violence and empowering women and children who are victims of violence.”



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Interval House of Ottawa – Maison Interval d’Ottawa is committed to ending the cycle of violence and to empowering women and children who are victims of family violence. We provide emergency shelter for women and their children fleeing abusive relationships, and offer crisis intervention and prevention services, advocacy for victims, and education about family violence for both victims of violence and the community at large.


About Interval House of Ottawa

Interval House of Ottawa is a not-for-profit, safe haven for women and their children fleeing violence. We are the longest running home for abused women in Ottawa, first opening our doors in 1976. A dedicated group of strong women opened our doors to women in need more than 35 years ago. July 5th, 1976 marked the first official day that Interval House of Ottawa, a 4-bedroom home furnished with donated items, was in operation. The organization was founded thanks to a devoted group of volunteers that gained quick support from community agencies such as the Elizabeth Fry Society and Family Services Ottawa. Today, that home has grown to a 30-bed safe space for women and their children fleeing inequitable and intolerable domestic abuse.


Every year an average of 100 women and up to 150 children live with Interval House of Ottawa.  Up to 10 women and their children rely on their services at any given time.


 Programs and Services

Interval House of Ottawa strives to eliminate violence against women and children through a diverse set of programs that educate, integrate and generate change. The programs include:


How You Can Help

Several options are available to help Interval House of Ottawa provide a safe home with all of the necessary assistance to the women and children who access our services:


Women’s Expressions & Interval House of Ottawa

Women’s Expressions want to support Interval House of Ottawa through our calendar.  All proceeds from the Women’s Expressions 2013 Calendar is going towards the Interval House of Ottawa.  You can purchase the calendar at the National Women’s Show in Ottawa, Nov 3rd & 4th at the CE Centre; our booth is located in the Beauty & Wellness section.

Women’s Expressions will also be organizing different fundraising events for the Interval House of Ottawa.  These events will be announced on our web site at, on Twitter and Facebook.

We are looking for your support!  Together we can make a difference!

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