Business Number: 119004901RR0001

Our Mission

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.


Lanark County Interval House (LCIH) is a shelter and support network for women and their children who have experienced abuse.

At LCIH you will find a passionate group of dedicated staff and volunteers who are committed to making lasting change in our community and in the lives of the women and kids we work for. We see the incredible power of hope and know that we CAN make a difference and help end violence and abuse.

We work with women & children across Lanark County,Ontario including the towns of Carleton Place, Smiths Falls, Perth, Almonte and all of the rural areas in between.

Our emergency shelter accommodates 15 women and children at one time. Here we provide a 24-hr help/crisis line, safety planning, counselling for both women and children and advocacy to help women navigate systems on their journey to a successful violent-free life.

Our Outreach programs provide counselling, advocacy and diverse support groups for women and children affected by abuse and sexual violence.

Our public education program provides workshops, presentations, and resources to our communities and schools about violence against women, healthy relationships, and gender roles and stereotypes. We do a lot of violence prevention and healthy relationships work with youth.

We support the critically important Survivor Engagement work that is happening in our region as survivors of abuse take their experiences and use them to create healing and progress in our community.

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What People Are Saying

"I think LCIH is an amazing organization. I honestly don’t know where I would be without it, maybe 6 feet under. I just know this organization saves lives, literally! The counsellors were amazing and made me feel very comfortable. "

— past client

"The help I received from LCIH has been invaluable. I am so lucky and thankful to have had this place to come to during my marital crisis."

— past client

"If it wasn’t for this shelter I would be back with my abusive ex-husband. The help from the staff here (their counselling and referrals) gave me what I needed to help me heal and get stronger. Without them I never would have been able to stay free of him."

— past client

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