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Institute of Children Poverty and Homelessness

Homeless Girls Face Violence and Illness

Pat LaMarche | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Pat LaMarche

The prospects for a mid-twenties woman on the street are bleak. Her odds of sexual assault and/or other violent victimization are much higher than they would be if she had a home. The cold, poor nutrition, and other less than favorable realities of homelessness will diminish her health and without abatement, shorten her life span.