About Us

Working to End Domestic Violence

Founded in 1977, Interval House is the largest agency in the state of Connecticut dedicated to ending domestic violence. From its inception in the basement of a Hartford church by women who wanted to help those who were suffering in silence, Interval House has long been committed to empowering its clients, providing a nurturing and encouraging environment for victims to heal and acquire the tools to move on. Interval House offers immediate and compassionate support to about 4,500 victims of domestic violence per year in 24 cities and towns both East and West of the Connecticut River—all at no charge.

The hotline and Safe House provide a lifeline to those in urgent need of safety, and Interval House’s advocates provide guidance for clients facing legal and financial obstacles as a result of leaving a violent home. Interval House’s robust network of partnerships connects clients with community resources aimed at helping them pursue higher education, start careers and live productive, self-sufficient lives in safety. Striving always to help all those in need, Interval House has reached nearly 250,000 people over four decades. Download our brochure for more information.

Free & Confidential Services

Impact in 2019

  • 3,660 calls to the hotline were answered, providing victims a secure connection to someone who could help;
  • 222 women and children were sheltered in the Safe House, shielding them from violence;
  • 7,665 bed nights were given to those seeking a place to rest and recover from abuse;
  • 22,995 meals were eaten by Safe House residents, who prepared food and dined together with their children;
  • 51,291 units of counseling, referrals, and court advocacy helped clients distance themselves from abusers;
  • 10,444 people were educated about breaking the cycle of domestic violence and trained to help victims; and
  • 4,472 victims of domestic violence are on their way to becoming survivors.

Interval House is overseen by a Board of Directors and advocated for by community leaders, including the members of Men Make A Difference, Men Against Domestic Violence™—a group of prominent Connecticut men dedicated to mentoring male youth in the community and speaking up against abuse.

MISSION

Interval House is dedicated to ending domestic violence and providing services that will prevent and break the cycle of family and intimate partner abuse.

We strive to reach all persons at risk and bring about social change.

VISION

We envision a society in which domestic and family violence no longer exists.

Until that day comes, we will continue to work tirelessly to end domestic violence, to break the silence, to raise consciousness, to educate and build community awareness in order to create lasting social change.

24 HOUR CRISIS BILINGUAL HOTLINE: 888.774.2900