by Sarah Bingham

It can be the best of times and it can be the worst of times. The Christmas season is full of opportunities to celebrate with family and friends, to feel connected with others and with our community. It can also be an incredibly stressful and depressing time if you’re struggling to overcome the trauma of an abusive relationship.

Luckily, Lanark County is a community that rallies around it’s most vulnerable members with a strength and enthusiasm that is unrivaled in other parts of the country. Every year people come together and generously donate to the women and children who rely on the services of Lanark County Interval House. That level of community support makes a world of difference in the lives of our women and children

This year, the shelter has some particular requests that would be most helpful to our clients for those in our county who want to help: