There’s a great article on the St. James Community Service Society which operates a homeless shelter for women in The Straight called Downtown Eastside shelter operator highlights challenges of homeless women (June 27, 2011).
Estimates of homelessness in Canada range from 150,000 to 300,000 people. These articles pick up themes from recent posts around safety, how homelessness can look different in women, the barriers that many women face, and the connections between violence, homelessness and addictions.
See earlier posts:
- Women, Homelessness and FASD Prevention (June 15, 2011)
- Good news from the 2011 Metro Vancouver Homeless Count (May 30, 2011)
- All Our Sisters: Women and Homelessness (April 14, 2011)