Women

Have you ever experienced homelessness? Would you like to create change by sharing some of your story? Would you like to tell people who make decisions, people who provide services to you and others who have experienced homelessness about what is and is not working? These questions were posed to...
While there is a general recognition of the link between violence against women (VAW), housing, and homelessness, the VAW shelter sector has had limited involvement with the housing and homelessness sectors. The purpose of this discussion paper is to outline and review the social and affordable...
Women’s Stories: aging, disability and homelessness is an art and social justice project that is currently taking place in Toronto. The project consists of Red Wagon collective members among a group of women from the Junction area who have gathered to do a photo-documentary project. The intent of...
Julia* found herself homeless after having to leave private rental During her time staying in emergency accommodation and couch surfing she accrued about $2000 in fines for travelling on public transport without a ticket and failing to vote. It's hard to know when and where to vote when you don't...
Emma became homeless at 16. During her time sleeping on the streets she got fines for not having a tram ticket and for begging. Emma now has two young boys. She is still in unsafe housing but hopes that with the right support she will move to safety soon. Other than her housing issue, she is doing...
Tyyra remembers Christmas when her parents were still together. A beautiful balsam fir decorated by Tyyra and her siblings graced the living room of their bungalow. Christmas Eve, after a big family meal, her parents tucked them into bed and in the morning gifts engulfed the tree. But the...

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