Search Resources (English): Women and homelessness

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Winnipeg street health report 2011  
http://mainstreetproject.ca/winnipeg-street-health-report.pdf

Presents the results of a 2010 survey on the physical and mental health status of 300 homeless people in Winnipeg. Found that women have quite different health care needs than men. For example, 15% had given birth while homeless, almost half of the women were victims of sexual assault, and 25% of the women had not had a Pap test in three years.

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Published: 2011
“I built my house of hope:” best practices to safely house abused and homeless women  
http://www.crvawc.ca/documents/Safely Housing Abused Women Final.pdf

Recommends best practices to safely house abused and homeless women, based on reviews of current practices and interviews with women from across Canada who had been abused by partners and homeless at some point in their lives.

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Published: 2009
Coming together: homeless women, housing and social support  
http://wellesleyinstitute.com/files/a-2005-06-005.pdf

An arts-based community research project exploring how women and transwomen who are marginally housed build support networks with each other in order to survive.

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Published: 2007
Domestic violence relief fund  
http://www.chf.bc.ca/pdf/DVRFmanualapril2010.pdf

A manual for housing co-ops in BC to learn how they can welcome women who are victims of violence into their co-ops.

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Aboriginal women’s guide to housing & shelters in Winnipeg  
http://morn.cimnet.ca/cim/dbf/housing_tool_kit.pdf?im_id=5086&si_id=92

A practical guide for Aboriginal women seeking housing resources in Winnipeg.

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Published: 2007
Family violence and homelessness: a review of the literature  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ncfv-cnivf/pdfs/fv-2007-homelessness_e.pdf

An analysis of the evidence that establishes the links between family violence and homelessness or precarious housing situations for women.

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Published: 2006
Violence against women & women’s homelessness: making the connections  
http://www.ywcanwt.ca/documents/Microsoft Word - Violence and Women%27s Homelessness - Making the Connections.pdf

Factsheet that discusses the need for a national housing strategy. Draws the connections between violence against women and homelessness, noting housing needs particularly among Aboriginal women, women in the north, and women with disabilities.

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Published: 2010
Homesick: gender, youth and homelessness in Toronto - the health experiences of young women in exceptional circumstances  
http://www.owhn.on.ca/pdfs/E-Bulletin_Winter 2009.pdf

Examines the health and health-seeking behaviours of homeless young women aged 15-24 in Toronto.

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Published: 2009
Being homeless is getting to be normal: a study of women's homelessness in the Northwest Territories  
http://ywcacanada.ca/data/publications/00000011.pdf

Reports on the conditions in the Northwest Territories that underlie women’s homelessness.

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Published: 2007