- Homeless women are 10 times as likely to be sexually assaulted as homeless men.
- Homeless women are twice as likely to have a 'mental illness' as homeless men.
- 84% of homeless women have at least one serious physical health condition.
- Of the homeless women surveyed, "42 per cent didn't have a drug benefit card, 60 per cent weren't able to get prescription drugs to treat medical conditions and 56 per cent didn't have a family doctor."
It says nothing about root causes, and in fact I think this kind of article has the potential to be actively misleading about root causes in how it draws attention to issue that can be understood as about "health" rather than poverty and suffering produced by government decisions and the entirely predictable normal functioning of the economy. As well, I'm of the opinion that the stats they give for experiences of violence -- 37% experienced physical assault in the last year, and 21% experienced sexual assault in that time period -- are seriously undercounting the situation. But it is still worth taking a look.