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Inside the Open Door: Considerations of Inclusivity Among Women Accessing an Open Door Housing Service in Canada
Author(s): Hannah Brais, Katherine Maurer
Publication Date: 2022
The provision of shelter to individuals experiencing homelessness creates a 24/7 community of co-living in which the common denominator uniting members is lack of housing. Women of all ethnic, racial, religious, cultural backgrounds, as well as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, find themselves co-living in the shared and often challenging transitional space. As services have shifted to “open the door” to provide more inclusive access to services,...
Author(s): Kaitlin Schwan, Alicia Versteegh, Melissa Perri, Rachel Caplan, Khulud Baig, Erin Dej, Jesse Jenkinson, Hannah Brais, Faith Eiboff, & Tina Pahlevan Chaleshtari
Organization: Women’s National Housing and Homelessness Network
Publisher: Canadian Observatory on Homelessness
Publication Date: 2020
In all provinces and territories, women, girls, and gender diverse peoples experience some of the most severe forms of housing need. In order to better understand these challenges, the Women’s National Housing and Homelessness Network (WNHHN) decided to undertake an extensive scoping review of available evidence on women’s homelessness in Canada. The Canadian Observatory was hired to complete this literature review, guided at each step by the exp...