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

Author: Leslie Maureen Tutty; RESOLVE Alberta.; Canada. Human Resources and Social Development Canada. Homelessness Knowledge Development Program.
Publisher: [Calgary, Alta.] : RESOLVE Alberta, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Violence from intimate partners is a serious reality for a number of Canadian women. For some abused women, leaving becomes a path to homelessness. In fact, when abused women and their children leave their homes because of partner abuse they become homeless even if they subsequently seek residence in a shelter for woman abuse. While emergency and second stage shelters for violence against women are essential  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie Maureen Tutty; RESOLVE Alberta.; Canada. Human Resources and Social Development Canada. Homelessness Knowledge Development Program.
OCLC Number: 785802269
Notes: "September 30th, 2009."
"This project developed from a previous national research project, "A Feasibility study for a national network of women's shelters and transition houses" prepared for the Housing and Homelessness Branch, Department of Human Resources and Social Development, Ottawa in 2007."
Description: 1 online resource (v, 139 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Abstract --
Executive summary --
1. Background to safely housing abused women --
2. Housing options for abused women --
3. General housing for women (non-abuse specific) --
4. Other models to enhance security for abused women --
5. The women's narratives --
6. Abused women's pathways into homelessness --
7. Conclusions and recommendations --
Appendix 1: Summary table of options for housing abused women --
Appendix 2: Homelessness and domestic violence interview guide --
References.
Responsibility: by Leslie M. Tutty [and others] ; report prepared for the Homelessness Knowledge Development Program, Homeless Partnering Secretariat, Human Resources and Social Development Canada.
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Abstract:

Violence from intimate partners is a serious reality for a number of Canadian women. For some abused women, leaving becomes a path to homelessness. In fact, when abused women and their children leave their homes because of partner abuse they become homeless even if they subsequently seek residence in a shelter for woman abuse. While emergency and second stage shelters for violence against women are essential services that can assist women to prevent becoming homeless, they are short-term solutions that are under the same constraints as other organizations when assisting women to find safe and affordable housing out in the community. Abused women and their children can slip through the cracks, sinking into a life of poverty, unsafe housing and/or becoming homeless for extended periods. This project first reviewed best practices to safely house abused and homeless women, assessing what models of emergency and second stage shelters best address women's housing and what models and or strategies might better assist women who are at high risk to becoming homeless to access safe, affordable and permanent housing. Secondly, we interviewed 62 women from across Canada who had been abused by partners and homeless at some point. The women were asked for their perspectives on what is needed to more adequately provide housing for themselves and their children. The project recommendations stem from both the environmental scan and the women's narratives.

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