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Hammer and nails project: women and housing issues: action research report

Examines gender issues of low income women looking for safe and secure housing in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Published: 2002
Count us in! Inclusion and homeless women in downtown east Toronto

Describes many of the barriers homeless and underhoused women face, and highlights their solutions for making health and social services more inclusive.

Published: 2006
The relations between homelessness & health in Canada: research lessons and priorities

Reviews the vulnerabilities and health issues (physical and mental) associated with homelessness. Identifies research gaps and opportunities and strategic directions.

Published: 2004
Health status of homeless women: an inventory of issues  
http://www.ontla.on.ca/library/repository/mon/6000/10315600.pdf

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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Published: 2002
On her own: young women and homelessness in Canada  
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/publish/research/020327-0662318986-e.html

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

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Published: 2002
Voices: women, poverty and homelessness in Canada  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/nnewh/Voices04.pdf

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

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Published: 2004
Risk of death among homeless women: a cohort study and review of the literature  
http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/full/170/8/1243
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. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Relationships between family violence and homelessness: causes and consequences across the lifespan  
http://www.bcifv.org/resources/newsletter/2004/fall/relationships.shtml
Examines the relationships between abuse and homelessness at different stages of life. Argues that homelessness and family violence are related in many ways-each can be a cause of the other, and each can be a consequence of the other. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Running for their lives: the impact of family violence on youth homelessness  
http://www.bcifv.org/resources/newsletter/2004/fall/running.shtml
Argues that family violence, physical/sexual abuse, neglect, parental control, conflictual parent-child relationships, fear of the parent, and perceived parental indifference are the leading causes of young people’s decisions to leave home. Looks at coping and subsistence strategies, including violence, substance abuse, prostitution and suicide. (See Details)
Published: 2004
The invisible, visible homelessness in a rural BC community  
http://www.bcifv.org/resources/newsletter/2004/fall/invisible.shtml
Examines contributing factors to homelessness in the Smithers, BC area, as well as barriers to overcoming the problem of homelessness. Also looks at which groups make up the homeless, including women, youth and First Nations persons. (See Details)
Published: 2004