Accommodation in Crisis: Forgotten Women in Western Sydney

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Shopfront Monograph Series, 2006, 1 pp. 1 - 36
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This research project set out to identify the need for crisis accommodation of single homeless women in Western Sydney. It was hoped that this need would be identified through records of requests for assistance by homeless women in the region and through interviews with service providers in contact with homeless single women. While an obvious service gap is identified in this report, it is also argued that the recognition and numeration of, and response to single women s needs is bound up with many broader conceptual and structural difficulties, including: the invisibility of single women as a category of deserving homeless people, the mismatching of crisis accommodation provision and models with likely crisis needs, and the lagging development of suburban infrastructure and growth of suburban homelessness.
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