How Domestic Violence Became The No. 1 Cause Of Homelessness For Women In LA

“…those applying for a spot in transitional homeless shelters have to be unhoused for a whole year to qualify…And even if survivors do meet all these requirements, space is limited. In L.A. County, there are only about 1,000 beds at emergency and transitional shelters for survivors. And that’s just not enough to meet the demand.

The experiences of survivors are beginning to be better understood, and social policy may well be changing. Meanwhile, there are more than 20,600 women unhoused in L.A. — many still needing services specifically for survivors of intimate partner violence.”

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