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 the Asylum Hill Congregational 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 6,700 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.