Homeless women and health

Aboriginal women’s initiative: women’s wellness journey manual

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English
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L’Initiative pour les femmes autochtones : manuel du cheminement pour le mieux-être des femmes
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Online
Author: 
Northern Ontario Women’s Services Outreach and Partnership Enhancement (NOWSOPE)
Publisher: 
YWCA Sudbury & YWCA Canada
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

A manual for agencies, groups, or individuals interested in hosting a Women‘s Wellness Journey for Aboriginal women. Developed in consultation with Aboriginal women and using the seven Grandfather teachings, the Journey addresses the specific needs of Aboriginal women who are homeless and experiencing other challenges, such as mental health issues and addictions.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Trans-Canada homelessness highway: a women's route map

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English
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Online
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Women’s Housing Equality Network
Publication Date: 
2008

Map of Canada that provides detailed information about the “routes” to women's homelessness, including federal, provincial and territorial policies that contribute to homelessness, and the policy changes that are needed to ensure women have access to housing that is adequate, affordable, safe and secure.

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Health care for homeless women: unmet needs and barriers to care

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English
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Online
Author: 
Joy Lewis
Ronald Andersen
Lillian Gelberg
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Medscape Today
Publication Date: 
2003

Discusses the significant unmet need for medical care among homeless women. Argues that homeless women must be educated regarding sources of care, and clinics serving the homeless must decrease waiting times.

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Includes bibliographical references.

“A story I never heard before”: Aboriginal young women, homelessness, and restoring connections

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English
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Online
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Volume 6, Number 3, pp. 31-54
Publisher: 
Pimatisiwin: A Journal of Aboriginal and Indigenous Community Health,
Publication Date: 
Winter 2008

Explores the stories of the nine homeless Aboriginal girls, placing their stories in context of colonialism in Canada and the destructive legacy of residential schools.

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Victimization and special challenges of women living on or near the streets of Toronto

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English
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Online
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Ontario Women’s Justice Network
Publication Date: 
2008
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Toronto, ON

Describes how most women living on or near the streets have been victims of domestic, physical or sexual abuse at home, only to experience more victimization when they seek refuge at shelters or on the streets.

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Includes bibliographical references.

A primary care approach to treating women without homes: medical illnesses of homeless women

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English
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Online
Author: 
Roseanna H. Means, MD, MSc
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Medscape Today
Publication Date: 
2001

Describes numerous types of chronic conditions that homeless women are likely to suffer and best approaches to their primary care.

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Includes bibliographical references.
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