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 people with or without children in their care who are experiencing abuse and/or homelessness.
We give women 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 and children, but to help them regain the confidence and strength to live a healthy and independent life again.
Women and their children can leave an abusive situation and find safe, free accommodation with us. While here, women and children 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 LEAF (Learning Effective Anti-Violence in Families) program helps youth who have witnessed violence talk about their experience in a safe setting. Mothers also participate with their children to discuss safety plans, anger management, and how to recognize abuse.
Our Legal Advocate will help residential and outreach clients identify and connect with legal services in the community. We also offer women unfamiliar with the Canadian legal context cultural and language interpretation. You do not have to be residing in the shelter to receive this service.
In addition to our 24-hour crisis phone support, Text Inasmuch is a secure text and web-based service for women in Hamilton experiencing homelessness and abuse. Our client advocates provide emotional support, practical advice and referrals. Learn more here.
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, and Royal LePage Shelter Foundation.
24-Hour Crisis Support
Frontline Staff: 905-529-8149 ext 101, 105, 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