24-Hour Crisis Support
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Our client advocates provide emotional support, practical advice and referrals. Your conversations with our client advocates are confidential and secure.
We can help you:
- Talk about about how you’re feeling
- Create a safety plan to reduce your risk of harm
- Get you the services you need for support
Inasmuch House is a shelter for women-identified and non-binary people with or without children in their care who are experiencing abuse and/or homelessness.
We give women, non-binary people, and children who have experienced violence and abuse a safe place to stay while they rebuild their lives and return to the community. Our goal isn’t just to house women, non-binary people, and children, but to help them regain the confidence and strength to live a healthy and independent life again.
Women, non-binary people, and their children can leave an abusive situation and find safe, free accommodation with us. While here, they have access to meals, clothing, laundry, and other personal supports.
Child and Youth Workers
While staying Inasmuch House, mothers/caregivers, children, and youth can access support from our knowledgeable and trained child and youth workers.
Our Legal Advocate will help residential and outreach clients identify and connect with legal services in the community. We also offer clients unfamiliar with the Canadian legal context cultural and language interpretation. You do not have to be residing in the shelter to receive this service.
Transitional Housing Support Worker
Our on-site Transitional Housing Support Worker works with women and non-binary people to help them find and maintain housing, create safety plans and risk management, apply for social assistance and social housing, secure financial assistance, and connect with counselling and other support services.
Groups and One-to-One
Our LEAF (Learning Effective Anti-Violence in Families) program helps youth who have witnessed violence talk about their experience in a safe setting. Mothers/caregivers also participate with their children to discuss safety plans, anger management, and how to recognize abuse.
In addition to our 24-hour crisis phone support, Text Inasmuch is a secure text and web-based service for women and non-binary people in Hamilton experiencing homelessness and abuse. Our client advocates provide emotional support, practical advice and referrals. Learn more here.
Hope House is a new program for Women’s Services as of April 2022. Hope House is a four bed transitional housing program for women who have experienced abuse. It provides safe affordable housing for up to one year. Women living in Hope House will receive support from a Transitional Housing Support Worker to assist with their housing plan and any other resources they may need. The majority of the women transitioning into Hope House will be coming from Inasmuch House and/or Emma’s Place.
Inasmuch House operates out of an anti-racist, anti-oppressive, intersectional feminist framework which is trauma-informed and client-centred.
Inasmuch House receives funding from the following partners: the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, Ontario Realtors Care Foundation, Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, and the Ontario Trillium Foundation (new bathrooms).
24-Hour Crisis Support
Frontline Staff: 905-529-8149 ext 302, 308
Admin: 905-529-8149 ext 125
Residential Program Manager: 905-529-8149 ext 103
Manager of Outreach and Shelter Operations: 905-529-8149 ext 307
Director of Women’s Services: 905-529-8149 ext 301