Every person facing homelessness has their own story of the circumstances that left them without a home, including job loss, trauma, tragedy, violence, addiction, or other health problems. Homelessness is a temporary circumstance, not a permanent condition.
Women must recognize that there are unequal power relations and structures that perpetuate inequality and oppress women and girls.
We must also recognize that women face intersecting discriminations based on multiple layers of identity, such as race, class, sexuality, disability, age, gender identity and other forms of inequality that shape each woman’s individual experienc
Marginalized groups—like people living in low-income communities have minimal access to power and are, more often than not, left out of the political process. In addition, their community support system may or may not have provided the kind of mentored leadership that helps them learn how to advocate for themselves. Most families that are struggling need support, they are often too burdened by work, family, and other commitments to seek needed support.