Media Advisory - Study to Reveal Brutal impact of Homelessness on Women

    TORONTO, June 19 /CNW/ - The findings of a community-based survey of
homeless women in Toronto will be released at a press conference Monday. The
study focuses on homeless women's health and access to health care and
documents the brutal impact of homelessness on women's lives and health.

    Date:     Monday, June 23rd 2008
    Time:     10:00 am
    Place:    Queen's Park Media Room (Queen's Park) in Toronto.

    The study is a partnership between Street Health, an organization
providing nursing care and street outreach services to homeless people, and
Sistering, a multi-service agency for homeless and low-income women.
    The report release will be followed later in the day by Back Talk: Women
Speak about Reducing Poverty in their Lives, a forum from 3:30 to 6:30 pm at
Sistering, 962 Bloor Street West, Toronto.

For further information:

For further information: or to arrange interviews with study researchers
or women with lived experience of homelessness, please contact Kate Mason,
Street Health, (416) 921-8668 ext. 228; Angela Robertson, Sistering, (416)
926-9762 ext. 226

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