This brief is about the characteristics of female veterans who are affected by homelessness. In policy and practice, gender-specific care and treatment should be given to homeless female veterans since veteran women experience more homelessness than non-veteran women; policymakers should increase female-only homeless veteran programs and broaden transitional housing programs for female veterans who have experienced trauma. Suggestions for future research include analyzing non-institutionalized female veterans by having control groups in the study, expanding the sample to be more geographically representative, collecting data over a period of time, and finding job training, housing, and military sexual trauma treatment for homeless female veterans.
Washington, D. L., Yano, E. M., McGuire, J., Hines, V., Lee, M., & Gelberg, L. (2010). Risk factors for homelessness among women veterans. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 21(1), 82–91. https://doi.org/10.1353/hpu.0.0237
Inequality and Stratification | Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology
Health services, Homelessness, Women, Veterans, Access to care, Research briefs
Homelessness; Women's health services; Veterans; United States; Health services accessibility
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Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "Risk Factors for Homelessness among Women Veterans"" (2012). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 286.
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