We want to help these ladies rewrite the script in their heads that says, “I’m not good enough for a healthy relationship” and guide them towards believing that they have value, are worthy, and deserve a good life.
Resident Support Officer
I am working with souls, not machines and to see how residents enter and watch their transformation knowing that I contributed to it, is profound.
Ihata has given me the opportunity to instill the knowledge that I have acquired and it is a place where I am taught more about humanity than I ever thought possible.
Skills Officer, Exercise Instructor & Driver
Being able to assist the children in their healing and watch as they go back to being carefree children who are able to express and be themselves makes working at Ihata worthwhile.
Knowing that each day at work you have worked to make someone else’s life easier or contributed inmaking a vulnerable women or child feel loved. That makes it all worthwhile.
I love giving back to the same community that helped me. Working here challenges me and shows me that I am making progress everyday.
Being at the shelter has allowed me to grow as a person and expand for myself and in turn help others.
Assistant Housemother, Cook
What I want for myself, is what I want for the ladies – a bright future. My motto in life is “never give up and never give in.”