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My Sisters’ Place and “This Is Not Home”

My Sisters’ Place has been part of a community-based research project that included six gender-specific low-barrier drop-in programs across Canada called This Is Not Home (TINH). The TINH project explored models of practice & service delivery used by gender-specific, low-barrier drop-in programs for women and gender-diverse people experiencing homelessness/housing precarity in Canada.

The goal of the project was to gather lessons learned from low-barrier, gender-specific drop-in programs and participants who access these services, and use this knowledge to contribute to the creation of appropriate, accessible, secure, and self-determining housing and support options for women and gender-diverse people.

Key findings revealed some of the barriers that multiple marginalized women and gender-diverse people experience when attempting to access housing, shelter, health-care and
other support services, including:

You can read the project’s full report here or the summary here.


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