Women

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
At first glance I did not know Joni was homeless. Little did I know, she spent the previous night sleeping on a bench in Times Square. This is where I noticed her trying to steal a cup of coffee; she...
Melissa ran away at age 15. She has been treated like a toilet all her life, as a child, as a teenage girl and now as a woman she has been raped sometimes daily by whatever male wants to use her.
In 1954, when I was six years old, I came to Canada from Germany. Ever since then I have lived in Vancouver. When I was growing up, my father abused me physically, mentally, and sexually. My mother...
A woman describes how a broken heart triggered a lifetime of heartache… I first fell in love when I was nineteen years old. He was my whole world. We later split up because of difficulties. It broke...
A woman – in and out of psychiatric hospitals for 23 years - overcomes her addiction to food and medication… My name is Louanne. I'm forty years old, and I can honestly say that until two years ago,...