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The hidden and invisible side of women facing homelessness
Women make up about 34% of the homeless population. But that’s just a study of women who’ve stayed in shelters. So, it safe to say that most women facing homelessness will exhaust every option they have before they stay in shelters or transitional housing
Why is this? A shelter isn't an option! Women find alternative ways to stay off the street. Some turn to family and friends—couch-surfing. Others sleep in their cars. And some even choose to return to abusive fathers, or relationships to avoid living on the streets.
Why Not Get Help? Unfortunately, most of the assistance available to women falls within two groups: shelters and services for mothers with children or being lumped together with homeless men. There aren’t many shelters or services available just for women with or without children.
Obviously, this avoidance of shelters makes it worse for women struggling with homelessness. It limits their access to support groups, homeless services, counseling, and safe housing options that are readily available if they stay in a shelter. Learn more
Our Bridge Housing Campaign
WOMEN SUPPORTING WOMEN
No woman or child should sleep on the streets or go to bed hungry, but more than 9,000 sleep in cars, parks or on pavements every night.
Better Hope Bridge Housing project called Better Hope Village will offer adequate housing for an 18 -24 month stay in a safe and nurturing environment.
Dedicated to fostering independence, supportive programs and career opportunities, employment and housing assistance to women and youth 18-26 who are homeless or aging out of foster care or experiencing other hardships.
Be a part of and support Better Hope’s Campaign to house homeless women and youth.
Your gift will support our building project on 5 acres of land to provide safe housing, supportive services and programs necessary for self-sufficiency and independence.
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Be a part of and support Better Hope’s Campaign to houses homelessness women and youth.
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