Based on two surveys of staff in 25 homeless shelters in the San Francisco Bay area, this study focuses on services to homeless women and their children. Both the advantages and disadvantages of shelter living are discussed, as well as obstacles to moving homeless women and their children into permanent housing. The survey finds that there is a need for rapid movement out of the shelters and a concomitant need for long term social services.
Huttman, Elizabeth and Redmond, Sonjia
"Women and Homelessness: Evidence of Need to Look Beyond Shelters to Long Term Social Service Assistance and Permanent Housing,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 19
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol19/iss4/7