Housing Instability and Domestic Violence: Preventing a survivor’s slide into homelessness

Women seeking a way out of violence in the domestic space require a range of supports. These supports should encompass the emotional, informational and tangible. One crucial form of tangible support is in the area of housing, an especially important concern for victims of domestic violence.  To escape their abusers, women need alternative housing or … Continue reading Housing Instability and Domestic Violence: Preventing a survivor’s slide into homelessness

Inter-agency work Vs Inter-agency Silos

Collaboration and good communication amongst anti-violence agencies are high priority. For example, improved communication between police, social workers and shelters could help to understand survivors’ needs and take appropriate action. [i] Collaboration can help optimise resource use, pool scarce resources and improve services via non-duplication of effort and communication about and with clients, seamless transfer … Continue reading Inter-agency work Vs Inter-agency Silos

Re the catch-all phrase “Immigrant Woman”

When one uses the phrase immigrant women, one must be careful. This is not one homogeneous group. Personal history, language, race, class are factors that intersect to create diversities in the ways immigration is experienced and how immigration impacts on the quality of women’s lives. A woman’s class of immigration has serious effects, life long … Continue reading Re the catch-all phrase “Immigrant Woman”