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"A roof over my head": homeless women and the shelter industry




Williams, Jean Calterone, author
University Press of Colorado, publisher

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Based upon extensive ethnographic data that examines lives of homeless women who care for children and live in small shelters and transitional living centers. This ground-breaking study unveils the centrality of abuse and poverty in homeless women's lives and outlines societal responses that should be more effective.--Provided by publisher.


Second edition
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Access is limited to the Adams State University, Colorado State University, Colorado State University Pueblo, Community College of Denver, Fort Lewis College, Metropolitan State University Denver, Regis University, University of Alaska Fairbanks, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, University of Colorado Denver, University of Denver, University of Northern Colorado, University of Wyoming, Utah State University and Western Colorado University communities only.


Homeless women -- Services for -- United States
Single mothers -- Services for -- United States
Women's shelters -- United States
Homelessness -- United States
Victims of family violence -- United States


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