Kingston Interval House

VAW Emergency Shelter

Kingston Interval House (KIH) provides essential, responsive, and empowering services to women, children and youth who have experienced the impact of violence against women. KIH seeks to interrupt the cycle of domestic abuse and gender-based violence through the delivery of its core services, which include: Emergency shelter services Transitional programs Community-based outreach and support services Second-stage housing Community engagement and capacity building

Organization Information

Address: Kingston, Ontario

Phone Number: 613-546-1833

Crisis Line: 613-546-1777

Text Number: 343-309-5999


Hours of operation: 24/7


Services Available:
VAW Shelter
VAW Counselling/Support Services
VAW Housing Support/Advocacy/THSP
VAW Crisis Line Support
Transitional/Second Stage Housing Program
Support/service for children/youth who have experienced violence/abuse
Support/service for children/youth who have witnessed violence/abuse
Education/Prevention Services for Children and Youth
Education/Prevention Services for Adults
Community-based advocacy services

Organization Located In: Urban (population 100,000 and over)


Languages Available: English, French

Translation Services: Yes

Initial Contact: In-person (walk in services), Text, Phone , Email

Ongoing Service Delivery: In-person, Text, Web-based chat, Phone

Accessibility: Yes, fully

Gender-neutral Bathrooms: Yes

Childcare Services: Yes, call to inquire

Pet Accommodations: Coordinate with local humane societies

Specialized/targeted Programming:
Children and Youth
Francophone survivors
Indigenous survivors

Inclusivity Policies: Trauma-Informed Service Framework, Feminist Intersectional Framework (Policy Includes Complaint Procedure), Anti-Racism Anti-Oppression (Policy Includes Complaint Procedure), Harm Reduction (Policy Includes Complaint Procedure), Service Trans and Non-Binary (Policy Includes Complaint Procedure)

Transportation Costs Provided For: Emergency Transportation (to shelter), Public Transportation for programming/appointments

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Provincial Gender Based Violence Associations

Aboriginal Shelters of OntarioOntario Coalition of Rape Crisis CentresOntario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centresaction ontarienne contre la violence faite aux femmes LogoFamily Service OntarioOntario Network of Victim Service Providers