In the spring of 2017, the steering committee of the Women’s Task Force of the District of Columbia Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH) together with The Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness (TCP) conducted an analysis on gender and household type using data from the 2017 PIT Count. This initial examination revealed several distinct differences in experiences and characteristics between unaccompanied women and men. In particular, that unaccompanied women experience mental illness and domestic violence at far greater rates than their male counterparts do. Click here to access a summary of the report.
House of Ruth is proud to have been a part of the 2017 DC Women’s Needs Assessment. To read the full report, click on the pdf below.