The Safe at Home project is conducting community-based research into policies, programs and practices that support women to remain in their own home or independent accommodation when leaving a violent relationship.
Violence is a leading cause of homelessness among women and a lack of access to safe and affordable housing is a key barrier for women fleeing violence. Growing evidence shows that a broad range of culturally competent and safe housing options for survivors increases the likelihood of them re-establishing themselves safely. Among these options, the right for women to remain in their homes safely must be upheld.
The project will be undertaking a literature review on Safe at Home promising practices, challenges and existing gaps in knowledge. In addition, the project will conduct community-based research in Ontario and convene community conversations with key stakeholders on Safe at Home approaches.
For more information or to get involved, please contact:
Research and Policy Coordinator