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Toni Atkins tours newest housing at Father Joe’s Village to shed light on women experiencing homelessness

Father Joe’s says, “although 39% of individuals experiencing homelessness in San Diego are women, women disproportionately face violence & stigma whereas residing on streets.”

SAN DIEGO — Father Joe’s Villages not too long ago opened a brand new housing villa, on Friday they opened their doorways to give folks an inside look.

One of the folks there to tour the brand new facility was Senate President professional Tempore Toni Atkins. Atkins says her go to was in honor of Women’s History Month and it was aimed to assist women in California struggling homelessness in addition to shedding light on the fact of homelessness amongst women.

According to Father Joe’s Villages, “although 39% of individuals experiencing homelessness in San Diego are women, women disproportionately face violence, inequality and stigma whereas residing on the streets. 92% of homeless moms have skilled extreme bodily and/or sexual violence at some level of their lives. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 20% of survivors grew to become homeless due to sexual or home violence.”

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Atkins sat down with women experiencing homelessness to speak to them about their experiences. According to Atkins and Father Joe’s Villages, “Conversations like this shed light on the reality of homelessness for women and help uncover ways in which our community can support women facing homelessness.”

Father Joe’s Villages says resources they provide corresponding to housing, healthcare, vocational coaching, and little one care may help be certain that women have a protected place to heal and take their first steps in the direction of stability and independence.

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