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Safe at Home

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.

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For more information or to get involved, please contact:

Lieran Docherty

Manager of Programs

LDocherty@womanact.ca

 

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