Women

Four years ago, Ellison, now 42, says she was a crack cocaine and alcohol addict who slept on park benches. Today she has a place to live and has taken classes at Everest College, in Arlington, Va.,...
I am not only a person who has been really poor, virtually homeless for a period, but also still on the edge of poverty. Although I am working as an Auxiliary on Call there is often no work available...
I never planned to be here where I am now. I was born with many hidden handicaps and a family that liked to move because they couldn’t cope. The reason we first came up here was because my dad...
How many of you have seen a car with its troubled driver pulled off to the side of the road…only to drive on by? How many of you have seen someone walking on the side of the road in the pouring rain...
Personal stories collected as part of A Place to Call Home: Edmonton's 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness Update, Year 1.
This week WRNI and the Rhode Island Foundation held a special forum looking at poverty and homelessness in Rhode Island. In our This I Believe segment, we talk with Constance Vergowven, who has...
Risk of homelessness for recent veterans, particularly women who served in Iraq and/or Afghanistan is increasing. Of the estimated 107,000 currently homeless veterans, 7,000 are female veterans....
A song and music video entitled From Stilettos to Moccasins was developed from the findings of a research project that examined the role of identity and stigma in Aboriginal women's healing from...
Constable Al Arsenault, along with six other policemen, document the people on their beat to create a powerful film about drug abuse. This group of officers developed a unique relationship with...
I’d like to say that I found Ann Marie in Chicago, but the truth is that she found me. Ann Marie uses social media to escape from her world and connect with others. When I arrived in the Windy City I...