Did you know?
  • Domestic violence is a major cause of homelessness amongst women.(8)
  • Women are at an increased risk of experiencing hidden homelessness.(9)
  • Women experiencing homelessness are at an increased risk of violence, assault, sexual exploitation, and abuse.(10)
  • London’s Community Plan Regarding Street Level Women at Risk focuses on addressing the housing, exit strategies, health, and well-being of women who are engaged in street-involved sex work.(11)
In London…
  • 20% of London’s adult emergency shelter residents are females.(12)
  • 335 women accessed Violence Against Women (VAW) shelter beds at Anova.(13)
  • 50 street-involved sex workers secured housing and achieved housing stability through a dedicated Housing First program.(14)
In Canada…
  • 27% of the homeless population are women.(15)
  • Hidden Homelessness: Hidden homelessness is when individuals stay with relatives, friends, neighbours, or strangers because they do not have their own permanent housing.(16)
Definitions
  • Hidden Homelessness: Hidden homelessness is when individuals stay with relatives, friends, neighbours, or strangers because they do not have their own permanent housing.(16)

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