Community Forum on Homeless Women’s Health
Join Street Sense for our next community forum and networking event to learn about Homeless Women’s Health – from mental to menstrual and all the care in between.
On a typical summer night in Washington D.C. there are around 1,200 women and families without shelter, and only 313 shelter beds in the city for women and girls. Women also suffer from a lack of basic healthcare access to meet their uniquely feminine needs. They often become homeless when fleeing domestic and sexual violence, only to find it common on the streets. Homeless women also have significant daily obstacles that include finding basic supplies for menstruation and incontinence, child care and family planning, mental health and addiction support, and disease screenings. This forum highlights the nearly insurmountable difficulties facing women experiencing homelessness in the nation’s capital.
This community forum event is free and open to the public and is intended for people who are interested in:
- This community forum event is free and open to the public and is intended for people who are interested in:
- Learning about the health issues faced by homeless women
- Discussing solutions to creating an effective and accessible healthcare system for poor women
- Connecting with organizations that support homeless and impoverished women in the DC community
The forum will be held in Street Sense’s headquarters at the Church of the Epiphany on June 3rd. Networking with light refreshments will begin at 1 PM and the main panel will begin at 1:30 PM. Please register all attendees through this Eventbrite page for our planning purposes.
Please bring feminine hygiene and/or incontinence products to be donated to homeless event attendees , excess products will support Street Sense vendors and other homeless women in the Downtown DC area.
Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions, disability requests or are in need of child care during the event, thank you.