Who We Are.

Lennox & Addington Interval House provides safe shelter for abused women and their children for up to 6 weeks.

Safe housing is provided to those who have been physically, sexually, emotionally or financially abused or those who fear they will be assaulted.

Trained and committed staff offer supportive counseling, crisis intervention and safety planning.

Our History.

Lennox & Addington Interval House opened its doors in February 1992 in the Town of Greater Napanee in the County of Lennox and Addington.

In 1987, a group of service providers came together at the invitation of the local Family and Children's Services to identify and address the need for improved community services to victims of domestic violence in the County. Following this meeting, a committee was established to assess community needs, provide public education regarding violence against women, and to develop services. A volunteer Board of Directors of what is now the shelter grew out of these initial efforts.

A building in which to house residential and community services was purchased and funding secured by the Board. In 1993, shelter and counselling services were extended by the addition of a second stage housing facility, called "Bridge-It", which provides a supportive housing option for women and their children. In 2000, the agency undertook the provision of community support and outreach services in the community of Deseronto. In 2005, the agency added 'Marching On' a Communal Living Centre, an apartment providing housing for six single women. In 2009 the outreach site in Deseronto was embedded in a newly second site of a four bedroom Communal Living Centre.