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Maria Andrade

on 5 December 2012

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all over the world Women in Poverty Why are they homeless? what are the demographics? How are women portrayed by society How are they treated? Consequences of being poor How are they helped? what is homelessness? References Cited http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2004/02/16/16705551.php http://www.upwithwomen.com/facts.htm -Domestic Violence


-Can't afford a home

-Mental illness

-Poverty What is home? -Get arrested for any reason -Homes are being destroyed -Living conditions

-Medical attention

-Means of transportation

-Food & water

-Theft http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/womens-and-childrens-health-policy-center/publications/homeless.PDF -They are sexually abused -Each year, 600,00 families are
-1.35 million are children -African American 42%
-White 39%
-Hispanic 13%
-Native American 4%
-Asian 2% The Bowery Mission
-Medical Care
-Programs -dirty and dangerous

-criminal offenders and deserves violence

-useless and lazy and a drug addict

-shown in negative light http://www.bowery.org/programs/ Marjaree Mason Center
-Crisis Support
-Legal Assistance
-Education http://www.mmcenter.org/index.php?c=13 -beaten by others http://streatstv.blogspot.com/2011/02/homeless-women-being-mistreated-at-open.html • http://www.good-works.net/Why_Do_%20People_Become_Homeless.htm

• http://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2009/08/07/what-makes-a-person-homeless/ -private property -0 tolerance for homeless women They live on:
-cardboard box
-on the side of the street
-park benches
-any place not meant for human habitation -somebody who
lives on the street or in
abandoned buildings, or someone who has
no regular place to live
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