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Results displayed are grouped first by VAWnet Special Collections then by individual related materials. For assistance in locating a resource, use our online contact form.

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January 2009

World Report 2009

It reflects extensive investigative work undertaken in 2008 by Human Rights Watch staff, usually in close partnership with human rights activists in the country in question.
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April 2008

Women in the Wake of the Storm: Examining the Post-Katrina Realities of the Women of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast

"This report shares findings garnered from a series of interviews held with a diverse group of women from throughout the Gulf region. In telling their stories, it provides an analysis of women's increased vulnerability during times of natural disasters and lays out policy recommendations that pinpoint how best to address those needs in the wake of this disaster, and in anticipation of the next."
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January 2008

A The Long Journey Home: A Guide for Creating Trauma-Informed Services for Mothers and Children Experiencing Homelessness

Author(s): Laura Prescott, Phoebe Soares, Kristina Konnath, Ellen Bassuk
This manual is intended to serve as a guide to agencies looking for practical ideas about how to create trauma-informed environments. It is best viewed as a template and should be supplemented by your knowledge and expertise regarding the most effective adaptations for working with families in your own program.
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January 2008

The Rights of Domestic Violence Survivors in Public and Subsidized Housing

This fact sheet lays out the problems DV survivors face and how Housing laws including VAWA can help and protect them.This guide discusses survivors' rights in reference to housing. It includes rules and regulations passed to protect victims of domestic violence.
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April 2007

Overview of Homelessness in Minnesota 2006: Key Facts from the Statewide Survey

Drawn from interviews with more than 3,000 homeless adults and youth throughout Minnesota, this research describes some of the causes, effects and circumstances surrounding homelessness.
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September 2006

No Safe Place: Sexual Assault in the Lives of Homeless Women

Author(s): Lisa A. Goodman, Katya Fels, Catherine Glenn, Judy Benitez
This paper consolidates knowledge about the damaging interplay between homelessness and sexual violence. It clarifies steps researchers, policy-makers, and service providers can take to intervene with victims and prevent future sexual assaults.
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January 2006

The Impact of the Violence Against Women Act of 2005 (VAWA) on the Housing Rights and Options of Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

This Q&A document explains the key housing provisions of VAWA 2005, including housing-related grant programs, amendments to public housing and section 8 regarding eviction defense, eligibility, and portability, HMIS changes, and new planning requirements.
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December 2005

Caught in the Storm: The Impact of Natural Disasters

Author(s): Lin Chew, Kavita N. Ramdas
This report explores the disproportionate vulnerability of women in disaster situations.
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November 2005

Transitional Housing Services for Victims of Domestic Violence: A Report from the Housing Committee of the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence

Author(s): Amy Correia, Anna Melbin
This paper describes results of phone interviews with 12 DV transitional housing programs across the country. Key considerations for new and emerging programs are offered. Program profiles are also provided.
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October 2005

Rental Housing Programs

Basic eligibility is described, including reporting aspects, in this excerpt from the Guide to Immigrant Eligibility for Federal Programs. Advocates may find this piece helpful for obtaining a basic understanding of immigrant eligibility for federal housing programs and for discussions with lawyers, public housing authority personnel and others regarding making these programs safe, accessible, and relevant for survivors and their families.
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January 2005

24 C.F.R. §960.206(b)(4)

(providing that for public housing a PHA should consider whether to adopt a local preference for admission of families that include victims of domestic violence)
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September 2004

Economic Resource Connections for Battered Women: A Collaborative Community Approach

Author(s): Andrea C. Farney
This newsletter features Her Will, Inc. It describes their approach to establishing and maintaining resource connections for battered women and their families. A list of BCS papers on job opportunities and training for battered women is also included.