Putting Periods in Perspective

Women should never feel apologetic when it comes to menstruation. Especially those who do not have the simple luxury of changing their pants, or taking a shower to cleanse themselves when needed. Women experiencing homelessness and/or poverty also lack the resources for medical help regarding other reproductive matters. This article candidly discusses what the unhoused female population faces.

Domestic Violence’s Impact on the Unhoused Community

For many adults and families experiencing homelessness, domestic violence is very common. For some, it can be the immediate cause of homelessness. This is where homeless service programs play a huge part in helping those facing food and housing insecurity. Some survivors of domestic violence may turn to these programs for emergency or temporary housing after fleeing an abusive relationship, because they lack economic resources, and or friends and family to rely on.

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