Somewhere safe to call home: violence against women during homelessness

Murray, S 2009, Somewhere safe to call home: violence against women during homelessness, Centre for Applied Social Research, RMIT University, Melbourne.


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Title Somewhere safe to call home: violence against women during homelessness
Author(s) Murray, S
Year 2009
Publisher Centre for Applied Social Research, RMIT University
Place of publication Melbourne
Subjects Gender Specific Studies
Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified
Summary This report is based on face-to-face interviews with 29 Victorian women aged from 19 to 54 years who had recently experienced homelessness. The majority of the women had experienced long-term or chronic homelessness and violence was the primary reason that had precipitated homelessness. For all 29 women, violence had also been a part of their experience of being homeless and this report focuses on their experiences of violence during homelessness. The report also considers the impact of this violence on their health, their attempts to seek support, and policy and practice change that would improve the circumstances of women who are homeless and prevent violence against them. This study grew out of discussions with staff at The Salvation Army Crisis Services in St Kilda about their awareness of violence that many women experience during homelessness.
Keyword(s) crisis accomodation
domestic violence
harrassment
homelessness
mental health
transitional housing
women
ISBN 9780980642001
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