Homeless people

Homeless people

Adsum for Women & Children

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Residence

Forms a community based organization that supports women and children who are homeless or at risk of becoming so. operates three facilities: Adsum House, an emergency shelter; Adsum Court, a small fifteen-unit apartment building; and, Adsum Centre, providing support and programming, in a residential setting, to 16 women and their children who are trying to address barriers which have led them to experience homelessness.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
(902) 423-4443 (Emergency)
Secondary Telephone: 
(902) 423-5049 (Administration)
Email Address: 
adsum@adsumhouse.org
Fax Number: 
(902) 423-9336
Street Address: 
2421 Brunswick St
City: 
Halifax
Province: 
Nova Scotia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
B3K 2Z4
Internal Notes : 
Multiple Primary found: "(902) 423-4443 (Emergency) and (902) 429-4443 (Emergency)"

Voices: women, poverty and homelessness in Canada

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Rusty Neal
Publisher: 
National Anti-Poverty Organization
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Traces the lives and personal stories of homeless women in Halifax, Ottawa and Vancouver.

Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references. --- Network Winter/Spring 2005 review: The number of homeless women in Canada has increased dramatically since the 1990s. Political realities such as changes in transfer payments to the provinces and the failure to deliver a national housing strategy have played a part. In this report the author traces the personal stories of homeless women in Halifax, Ottawa and Vancouver. Funded in part by the National Network on Environments and Women’s Health, it is the result of a multi-year project analyzing the causes and conditions of homelessness. The report includes a list of recommendations to both the federal and provincial/territorial governments.

Risk of death among homeless women: a cohort study and review of the literature

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Angela M. Cheung
Stephen W. Hwang
Publisher: 
Canadian Medical Association Journal
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Reports on mortality rates and causes of death in a cohort of women who used homeless shelters in Toronto. Compares results with those of other published studies of homeless women and with data for women in the general population. Concludes that excess mortality is far greater among homeless women under age 45 years than among older homeless women, and that mortality rates among younger homeless women often approach or equal those of younger homeless men. Emphasizes that efforts to reduce deaths of homeless women should focus on those under age 45.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 00084409
ISSN 08203946

Health status of homeless women: an inventory of issues

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Consulting Matrix Inc.
Publisher: 
Ontario Women's Health Council
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides an inventory of health-related issues facing homeless women in Toronto. Explores the obstacles these women encounter in accessing acute, preventative, and other kinds of health care.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
POVR.H43 2002
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Degree of women's homelessness underestimated, study finds

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Sistering: A Woman's Place
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Summarizes findings of a study conducted by Sistering: A Woman's Place that looked at the extent of women's homelessness. Describes "visible" and "hidden" homelessness. Highlights homelessness as a significant women's health issue that seriously impact women's emotional, mental, spiritual and physical health. Includes a list of suggestions to help improve the conditions of women's visible and hidden homelessness.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14800039

Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Information provision and referral
Research
Advocacy

Forms a non-profit human rights organization that promotes human rights in housing. Works to remove the barriers that keep disadvantaged individuals and families from accessing and retaining the housing they need.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
(416) 944-0087
Email Address: 
cera@equalityrights.org
Fax Number: 
(416) 944-1803
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-800-263-1139 (outside Toronto)
Street Address: 
517 College Street, Suite 315
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M6G 4A2
Internal Notes : 
Multiple Fax found: "(416) 944-1803 and (613) 241-4657" Multiple Primary found: "(416) 944-0087 and (613) 789-2228" Found multiple addresses: -- street: "517 College Street, Suite 315" -- street2: "" -- city: "Toronto" -- province: "Ontario" -- postalcode: "M6G 4A2" -- country: "Canada" Found multiple addresses: -- street: "1066 Somerset Street West, Suite 302" -- street2: "" -- city: "Ottawa" -- province: "Ontario" -- postalcode: "K1Y 4T3" -- country: "Canada"

Women and housing in Canada: barriers to equality

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English
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Online
Author: 
Maureen Callaghan
Leilani Farha
Bruce Porter
Publisher: 
Centre for Equality Rights in Accomodation
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Discusses federal government programs and policies from the standpoint of the particular barriers facing low income women in meeting their housing needs. Situates women's homelessness within the context of women's poverty and it thus assesses not only programs and policies related to housing, but also those related to income support. Offers recommendations and presents innovative strategies through which the federal government could respond to the growing crisis of women's homelessness in Canada.

Common occurrence: the impact of homelessness on women's health: phase II: community-based action research - final report

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Kappel Ramji Consulting Group
Publisher: 
Sistering
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Examines the question of women and homelessness (visible and hidden) in Toronto. Demonstrates that homelessness is a women's health issue. Provides recommendations for the health care system to improve its responsiveness and effectiveness in supporting women.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
WOMI.C66 2002

Sistering

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Day services
Residence

Forms a community-based agency which addresses the needs of the women of Toronto who are homeless or underhoused, living in poverty and isolation. Offers a drop-in centre and an outreach program for women who are living in unacceptable circumstances.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
416-926-9762
Secondary Telephone: 
(416) 588-3939
Email Address: 
general_info@sistering.org
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
416-926-1932
Street Address: 
962 Bloor St W
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M6H 1L6

On her own: young women and homelessness in Canada

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Canadian Housing and Renewal Association
Sylvia Novac
Luba Serge
Margaret Eberle
Joyce Brown
Publisher: 
Status of Women Canada
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Explores the causes, demographics and patterns of homelessness among young women (aged 12 to 24) in Canada.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0662663551
TEEN.C36 2002
Notes: 
<p>Includes bibliographical references. Issued also in French under title: Où se tourner? La situation des jeunes femmes sans abri au Canada.</p>
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