Our Mission & Philosophies

We believe that a woman and her children have the right to live with dignity and without the threat of abuse. When this right is denied or interfered with, we will provide protection and support.

Woman battering is an assault, and assault is a criminal offense. It is everyone’s right to receive protection under the law, regardless of the relationship of the parties involved, or where the crime occurs;

This crime transcends all class, cultural and ethnic boundaries;

We acknowledge that some groups of women in our society, such as women who are economically disadvantaged, immigrant, native, Francophone, and disabled face a double oppression;

Women battering, along with other forms of violence against women, reflect patriarchal attitudes and the economic structure in society;

Children’s lives are traumatized by exposure to abusive environments. Their witnessing and normalizing violence perpetuates the cycle of battering. Their needs are specific and distinct from the needs of their parents.

Woman abuse is a societal problem, not a private matter. All levels of government and society must share in the responsibility to eliminate it. Adequate financial support of Interval and Transition Houses and services must be provided. Legislation and enforcement of the law must reflect the seriousness of the crime.

As a feminist organization, Lanark County Interval House works towards a society in which men and women are equal participants regardless of race, ethnicity, economic background, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or religion.

Our Board of Directors

Lanark County Interval House is governed by a Board of Directors who oversee our policy– and decision-making, and who are accountable for our organization to our clients, our community, and our funders. To contact any one of our Directors, please email to board@lcih.com call our business line at (613) 257-3469 x23 for more information. Check out our How You Can Help page to learn more about volunteer opportunities at LCIH!

General Membership

We invite individuals from our community to join our general membership. This membership is open to all community members for the price of $2.00 and entitles the member to voting rights at our AGM.

Members play a leading role in the cause to end violence against women and their children!  Individual member input is crucial to ensuring our agency is kept apprised of current issues and trends in Lanark County.

At our Annual General Meeting we welcome our members and the public to join us and learn more about our agency and the work we do in your community. For more information email info@lcih.com.

 

Employment Opportunities

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