Steps Needed to End Homelessness Among Unaccompanied Women in Southern California

Approximately one of four unsheltered adults in Southern California are women living on the streets without children under age 18. For many unsheltered women without children that present with severe service needs, housing is more than just bricks and mortar. When applying a gender lens, trauma-informed care services, free choice, and autonomy are key determinants of permanent housing.

This post provides a foundation to the next steps to help end homelessness for unsheltered women without children. While progress has been made through the implementation of best practices such as a housing first and low barrier approach, the needs of unaccompanied women remain relatively unexplored and largely unmet. In fact, many women are still left languishing on the streets. Click here to learn more from our May 2017 brief.

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