Experiencing Violence

No one deserves to be abused,
you are not to blame,
it is not your fault.

1 in 4 Canadian women are assaulted by their partner. Tell someone you trust, seek medical attention, and have injuries documented. Although you cannot stop the violence you can seek safety for yourself and your children.

When you arrive at the Lennox and Addington Interval House shelter you will be asked to complete an intake that talks about your situation and helps us plan your next steps. You may want to attend the hospital if you have injuries that require attention or documentation. The staff will assist you in getting to the hospital.

You will be given information about what to expect during your stay at the shelter. You will be shown the room where you will be staying and be given necessary items such as towels and toiletries. Depending on the time of day you will have a chance for your children to meet with the residential children's services worker and to spend some time in the children's space. You will be asked to complete some paperwork including an admission consent  and consents to speak with other service providers or supports. Click the following links to learn more.