Violence & Trauma

Violence and homelessness have a reciprocal relationship, particularly for women: most women living on the streets have experienced family, sexual or relationship violence at some point in their lives, and most will experience it again while living rough. But people experiencing homelessness of any gender and age are at a higher risk of encountering psychological and verbal violence.

Violence comes in many forms for people experiencing homelessness, and family violence is one of the strongest predictors of future homelessness, as lingering trauma from these experiences continue to affect individuals well into their adolesence and adult life.

In their own words: Kenn | New Orleans, USA