Ingamo homes is a non-profit organization, committed to ending gender-based violence by providing second-stage housing, outreach and programming to women* and their children, serving Woodstock, ON and Oxford County.
The greatest gift some of us have experienced here at Ingamo is the freedom to live, to be ourselves, no longer alone and subject to our abusive partners. Just to know there are people who care, who will extend a hand and show sincere concern for our pain, gives us strength to go on
I am grateful to myself for getting us out of there, even when others pressured me to stay. Today I believe what positives you say about me, a year ago I wouldn’t have.
As a community, we have pulled together, like a diverse extended family. When counsellors are not on site, we lean on each other. Anxieties and fears as a result of approaching court dates, financial hardships, threats, pain, and grief make every day an uphill climb. Together, the challenges we face seem less frightening and we grow stronger and more determined to achieve new goals of happiness and success