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What is Hiatus House?

Hiatus House is a social service agency offering confidential intervention for families experiencing domestic violence.

What Does Hiatus Mean?

A term that means "a break in" or "an interruption in" time. Hiatus House is a vital social service agency breaking the cycle of domestic violence.

What is Domestic Violence?


  • An increasingly visible social and legal problem wherein women are abused by their partners. One in three women in Ontario are abused:
  • Forms of abuse include:
    • psychological / emotional
    • property and pets
    • physical and sexual

  • A problem with wide-ranging ramifications for the abused woman, her child and partner including:
    • the physical and emotional survival of all individuals within the family or relationship
    • the future of the family as a unit
    • the effect of violence on the children
    • the reluctance and discomfort of revealing the abuse to: family, friends, medical, social agencies, legal and police personnel and members of the clergy
    • the difficulties encountered on leaving home and partner, taking the children and obtaining financial and emotional support as well as housing
    • the obstacles in quickly obtaining legal and social services



Financial Statements

April 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019

April 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018


Annual Reports


Fiscal 2019 Annual Report

Fiscal 2018 Annual Report




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Hiatus House is committed to providing people with disabilities access to agency programs and services in a manner that respects their dignity and independence.

Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request.


Accessibility Policy and Plan


Privacy Policy




Ministère du Procureur général - Programmes et services pour les victimes d'actes criminels

Ministère des Services sociaux et communautaires - À propos des services communautaires



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Phone the Police


Record the Names of Police Officers
Attempt to Preserve any Evidence of
the Abuse
Seek Medical Attention