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Violence Among Homeless Women: The Recurring Issue We Need to Address

This blog contains discussions about sexual assault, physical assault, abuse, and where to find help in our community.

By: Julia McNeff, Guest Blog Writer

In my life, sexual assault is a recurring issue, whether it be sexual assault against me, my friends, and people I care about. Resources are often scarce for those who are hoping to have their assaulters held accountable, as lack of forensic evidence often leaves sexual assault cases unfinished. There are those of us who are victims or know victims who have the privilege of being able to access services such as counseling and gynecological care, but within the homeless community, there are women who aren’t able to access such services due to living in poverty or not being able to travel due to lack of car or ability to obtain gas.