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Interval House of Hamilton and its Women's Centre and Flamborough Women's Resource Centre are following Public Health guidelines to keep its staff and clients safe during the current pandemic. [READ MORE]


February is Be More Than A Bystander month in Hamilton

February is Be More Than A Bystander month in Hamilton. Be More Than a Bystander is our community-wide MentorAction program to end gender-based violence, and partners with Hamilton’s premiere sports organizations: Hamilton Bulldogs, McMaster University Athletics, Hamilton Tiger Cats, and Forge FC, all working together to break the silence on violence against women and girls.

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Interval House of Hamilton welcomes SportHamilton as a partner with our MentorAction

Interval House of Hamilton welcomes SportHamilton, as a partner with our MentorAction IHOH Be More Than a Bystander program. This partnership further expands the awareness and education with sport teams, players and coaches across our city with a focus of healthy and safe relationships. 

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Be More Than a Bystander

Nancy Smith, Executive Director, Interval House of Hamilton speaking with Annette Hamm of CHCH on the new partnership between Sport Hamilton and MentorAction Be More Than A Bystander program to end gender-based violence

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Province and community come through for Interval House Hamilton on Mountain

By Mark Newman, Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Hamilton Mountain News

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Be More Than A Bystander to end gender-based violence

By Nancy Smith, Executive Director, Interval House of Hamilton, February 4, 2021

The Hamilton Spectator

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Valentine's Day Mardi Gras Dinner with Carmen's

Show your LOVE! Celebrate Valentine’s Day Mardi Gras Style while giving back! Enjoy a delicious dinner by Carmen’s, virtual Mardi Gras music, great door prizes, and help us change and save lives. Makes a great gift! Dinners are $50 each with a $20 tax receipt. Last day to purchase dinners is February 5!

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Keep A Roof Over Their Heads Campaign Update

Through the generous support of community friends & partners we are over two thirds of the way to offset the costs of our  flat roof replacement of $28,000, and now need to raise $10,000 to complete the offset of the costs. We are asking for your assistance to help us reach our goal so we can continue to safely shelter the women and children in our community who are experiencing abuse, violence, or human trafficking.

Please give generously to the Keep a Roof Over Their Heads Go Fund Me Campaign at  https://charity.gofundme.com/keep-a-roof-over-their-heads.

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Thank You to Pattison Outdoor Advertising

Many thanks to Pattison Outdoor Advertising for the donation of an outdoor sign from Dec. 21 -Jan 17 for our emergency roof repair campaign at the shelter. Thank you Pattison Outdoor Advertising for helping us support women, with or without children, experiencing abuse/violence.

#VAW #HamOnt #genderbasedviolence #intimatepartnerabuse #domesticabuse #femicide

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Interval House of Hamilton needs $28,000 for roof replacement

By Mark Newman, Hamilton Mountain News, December 14, 2020

Family of raccoons leaves $15,000 in damages

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Encore Presentation of the Hamilton Strong Virtual Variety Show

By Allyson Wenzowski, October 2020

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Hamilton-Strong Virtual Variety Show

By Allyson Wenzowski, On behalf of Interval House of Hamilton, September 16, 2020

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Interval House of Hamilton COVID-19 Emergency Fund

By Nancy Smith, Executive Director, Interval House of Hamilton, June 23, 2020

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Jump in on this fantastic fundraiser fo Hamilton's Interval House

The Hamilton Spectator Weekend Planner —13 June 2020

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Interval House of Hamilton needs your help more than ever

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Hamilton shelters bracing for surge in women, children fleeing abuse when COVID-19 ends

By Susan Clairmont, Spectator Columnist, May 6, 2020.

He said he hoped COVID-19 would kill her.

Then he wouldn’t have to do it.

This is a real story from the front lines of the domestic violence crisis building momentum in our community.

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February is time to Be More Than a Bystander

Violence against women statistics show we’re moving in the wrong direction

February is our city's Be More Than A Bystander month, a month to raise awareness of the importance of standing up and speaking out against violence against women and girls and all forms of gender-based violence. 

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Sign Up for the Season of Hope Corporate Challenge

This winter, Interval House of Hamilton (IHOH) is looking for participants to sign up for the Season of Hope Corporate Challenge in support of their emergency shelter and community programs. The Season of Hope Corporate Challenge invites companies to register their team to raise money for Hamilton women with or without children who are fleeing abuse, violence or human trafficking. This campaign aims to bring awareness to the services that Interval House of Hamilton provides throughout the year. 


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Paint the town purple: Purchase a coffee and donut in support of Interval House of Hamilton

HAMILTON, Ont. – October 11, 2019 – November is women’s abuse awareness month, and Hamiltonians and visitors can show their support by purchasing a coffee and a sweet treat from participating local businesses. From October 15-November 30, a portion of proceeds from the sale of specialty products will go towards helping Interval House of Hamilton; a local shelter that provides accommodation and support services to women who have experienced abuse or violence.

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If we want women’s issues to be a priority in this election, we’re going to need to get loud.

by Julie S. Lalonde Updated Mar 5, 2019
A woman was murdered every 2.5 days last year in Canada.This is just one of the many startling statistics contained in the first report issued by the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability, an organization that was established in 2017 as a response to a call from the United Nations to monitor femicide rates around the world. The goal of this yearly report is to draw attention to the unique circumstances surrounding femicide in the hopes of preventing further violence.

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How A Mother is Impacted

Parenting is no easy feat and yet everyday mothers and fathers around the world wake up to this multi-tasking adventure. A common question and one that is hard to answer — some days it can seem flawless and other times we are reminded how hard it is. In May, we honour our mothers and female caregivers in the long-standing tradition of Mother's Day, so let's talk about mothers.

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