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Second-stage housing for battered women in Canada: NH15-558/1990E-PDF

"This study describes the operation of second stage housing for battered women in Canada, with a view to evaluating how it meets the immediate needs of these women and provides them with alternatives to the battering relationship. Three main research areas are emphasized. First, a review of available data sources on the characteristics and experiences of battered women identifies some of their needs in second-stage shelters. Then the focus turns to issues involved in translating these needs into concrete expressions of design, location, service provision, and shelter management and organization. Second-stage shelters in operation in Canada were contacted and asked to describe how they approached these issues. By way of conclusion, the last section evaluates the extent to which second-stage shelters in Canada can give battered women alternatives, and describes elements which contribute to successful programs and elements which interfere with attempts to meet battered women's needs"--Abstract, p. iv.

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Department/Agency Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
Title Second-stage housing for battered women in Canada
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note "April 1990". "External Research Program (CMHC CR File 6585/P046)". Issued also in French under title: Foyers d'hébergement transitoire pour les femmes maltraitées au Canada. Digitized edition from print produced 2015 [for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation].
Date 1990.
Number of Pages ix, 120 p.
Catalogue Number
  • NH15-558/1990E-PDF
Subject Terms Violence against women, Housing