Women and homelessness

Family violence and homelessness: a review of the literature

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English
Translated Title: 
Violence familiale et itinérance : analyse documentaire
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Online
Author: 
Sylvia Novac
Publisher: 
National Clearinghouse on Family Violence, Family Violence Prevention Unit, Public Health Agency of Canada
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

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

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Available online.
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 978-0-662-45154-9
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Includes bibliographical references.

Aboriginal women’s guide to housing & shelters in Winnipeg

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English
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Online
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Mother of Red Nations Women’s Council of Manitoba
Publication Date: 
2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

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

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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online

Domestic violence relief fund

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English
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Online
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The Community Housing Land Trust Foundation

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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Available online.

Coming together: homeless women, housing and social support

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English
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Online
Author: 
Izumi Sakamoto
Josie Ricciardi
Jen Plyler
Natalie Wood
Publisher: 
The Wellesley Institute
Publication Date: 
2007
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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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Available online.
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Includes bibliographical references.

“I built my house of hope:” best practices to safely house abused and homeless women

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English
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Online
Author: 
Leslie Tutty et al.
Publisher: 
Resolve Alberta
Publication Date: 
2009

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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Available online.
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Includes bibliographical references.

Herstreet

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Groups Served: 
All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy
Housing

Montreal organization which serves the needs of women who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Primary Telephone: 
514 284-9665
Email Address: 
http://www.laruedesfemmes.org/contact
Fax Number: 
514 284-6570
Street Address: 
1050, rue Jeanne-Mance
City: 
Montreal
Province: 
Quebec
Postal/ZIP Code: 
H2Z 1L7
Country: 
Canada

Women’s Housing Equality Network

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All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Français
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Advocacy

A national organization working on women's housing issues in Canada. Includes representatives from every province and territory. WHEN has been working since 2003 to improve poor women's housing conditions across the country.  WHEN aims to put women's housing and homelessness issues on political, legal and policy agendas across Canada. Using a human rights framework, they  advocate for policies and programs that will improve women's access to housing that is safe, secure, stable and affordable.

Primary Telephone: 
613.233.8618
Email Address: 
nwg@equalityrights.org
Fax Number: 
416.352.5507
Street Address: 
200 Maclaren Street
City: 
Ottawa
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K2P 0L6
Country: 
Canada

Winnipeg street health report 2011

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English
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Online
Author: 
Suzanne Gessler
Christina Maes
Publisher: 
Main Street Project
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

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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Available online.
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Includes bibliographical references.

Being homeless is getting to be normal: a study of women's homelessness in the Northwest Territories

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English
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Online
Author: 
Mary Beth Levan
Judie Bopp
Gillian McNaughton
Mira Hache
Publisher: 
YWCA Yellowknife and the Yellowknife Women’s Society
Publication Date: 
2007

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

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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online
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Includes bibliographical references.

Homesick: gender, youth and homelessness in Toronto - the health experiences of young women in exceptional circumstances

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English
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Online
Author: 
Vanessa Oliver
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Winter 2009
Publisher: 
OWHN E-Bulletin
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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

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Available online.
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Includes bibliographical references.
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