Homeless women in peril: Groundbreaking Toronto survey finds they endure more sex assaults and mental illnesses than men

Homeless women in Toronto are 10 times more likely to be sexually assaulted and twice as likely to have a mental illness as homeless men, according to a new report to be released today. Yet despite their poor health and extreme vulnerability, they aren't getting the health care and social support they urgently need, says the report, the first of its kind to document the health needs of homeless women.

Publication Date: 
June 23, 2008
Journal Name: 
The Toronto Star