Speaking up and speaking out on women and homelessness in our city

The YWCA of Calgary was proud to announce October 13, 2011 as Women’s Homelessness Awareness Day as part of Homeless Awareness Week, focusing on women’s experiences with homelessness.

As a part of the day, the YWCA of Calgary in partnership with the University of Calgary, released a 64-page photovoice research report, “A Place to Rest,” that outlined seven key recommendations for housing and homeless services for women in Calgary.

The YWCA of Calgary also showcased its clothesline project – a powerful display of t-shirts illustrated by women with statements describing what they would like others to know about women and homelessness.

Special guest speaker Catriona Le Day Doan came out to show her support and two previously homeless women who participated in the research report were on-site to share their personal stories of transitional housing.

Brookline worked closely with the YWCA of Calgary and members of the media to ensure the event was a success and to help bring awareness and attention around this important issue.


One Response to “Speaking up and speaking out on women and homelessness in our city”

  1. Mallory says:

    Such an awesome event! Great blog post Renee!