Mission & Vision Statement

Mission Statement

Kingston Interval House is committed to supporting women, children and youth experiencing violence and working collaboratively with the community to eliminate all forms of violence and oppression.

Vision Statement

Kingston Interval House, as a feminist organization, is committed to the promotion of equality and the end of violence in our world. To this end, Kingston Interval House, as one part of a network of services for women and their children/youth who have been victimized by violence, will:

  • Provide safe, temporary shelter to women and their children/youth within a respectful, welcoming environment
  • Provide information, resources, referrals, advocacy and non-judgemental, supportive counselling from a feminist perspective – these confidential services are available to women and their children/youth residing at, visiting, or telephoning the shelter
  • Advocate on behalf of women and children/youth
  • Educate the public about violence against women and children/youth


At Kingston Interval House, feminism means recognizing the many oppressions experienced by women and demonstrating a commitment to:

  • Respecting individual differences
  • Respecting the rights of all persons
  • Working towards equality for all women
  • Ensuring accessibility of all services
  • Providing opportunity, and protecting the right to exercise choice within an equal society
  • Recognizing and respecting diversity between and amongst women