Creating Sanctuary for Female Consumers

Friday, June 23, 2017: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Lafayette Park (Grand Hyatt Washington)
Women experiencing homelessness face similar struggles in meeting their basic needs and living with respect and dignity, as most men experience during homelessness. However, their experiences are compounded by the social vulnerability of being a woman in this world. Women are often forced or expected to concede their sexual freedom in exchange for necessary resources or a perception of improved safety. This workshop will describe some of the specific concerns of women experiencing homelessness when it comes to safety, and engage the audience in a discussion about ways our organizations can create safer environments for women.
Athena Haniotis (Consumer Relations Committee Member, Baltimore Health Care for the Homeless)
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