Executive Director’s Report
This year was another great year for Interval House and Adelle House. The Staff worked diligently to ensure the clients’ needs were met; they provided safety, support and advocacy for all women and children who accessed the services offered.
Of course we could not have done this alone. We continue to rely on the Ministry of Justice, United Way and the community to provide us with both monetary and non-monetary support. The clients we serve are on a journey to healthy lives free of domestic violence. For some, this is a quick journey, but for most it is a very difficult and long one, our job is to support the women in any way we can, to show them that they are not alone, they are valuable and they are worth it!
Interval House is comprised of three programs; The Women`s, The Children`s and the Adelle House program. It is through these platforms the clients receive the care they need in order to transition into a better life for themselves and their children. Their stay at Interval House is short-term; however, the clients that transition to the Adelle House program are able to stay for up to one year.
We understand the importance of referring the clients to other agencies in the community; agencies that are able to assist the women once they are no longer residents of Interval House or Adelle House. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the amazing services in Saskatoon and surrounding area that work alongside us to ensure our clients get the much needed support they deserve.
I want to say a heartfelt thank you to the Staff; this year has been a year of change some more challenging than others; together we have faced them and overcome them making us stronger! I am proud of what we have accomplished; taking our vision to reality! I am honored to be a part of this extraordinary team.
Our Board is made up of some very special people too. A few of the members have been supporters of Interval House for many years in one capacity or another; we truly appreciate ALL the support they have given to our organization. They are a committed group that go above and beyond to ensure the organization thrives. Thank you so much for all your loyalty, encouragement and dedication.
We are extremely fortunate to have support from the residents of Saskatoon and surrounding area. These special individuals volunteer their time by facilitating craft nights, cooking meals for the families, decorating and baking at Christmas, providing makeovers, cleaning, providing movies and snacks for movie night, providing child care, etc. Thank you all for your generosity!
We would not have the ability to offer the programming and resources to the residents of Interval House without the very kind monetary donations we receive from the following exceptional groups of people. The Silver Spoon Dinner Committee, Royal Lepage, SaskEnergy, The National Research Council, Martensville & District Kinsmen Club, Saskatoon & District Kinette Club, as well as, local community groups and individuals.
We receive boundless support from the Churches of Saskatoon.; this is especially true during the holidays….Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, etc. We thank you all for your HUGE hearts!
The Staff were truly inspired by the number of ex-residents that “gave back“ to the organization; they hosted fundraising events, collected donations, and volunteered their time. This is a testament that the work we do is truly making a difference in their lives