Liberating hidden voices: a feminist action study to empower unsheltered homeless women

dc.contributor.advisorHaberstroh, Shane
dc.contributor.authorSpeedlin, Stacy Lynn
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDuffey, Thelma
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMoyer, Michael
dc.contributor.committeeMemberAvent, Janeé
dc.date.accessioned2024-03-08T15:46:02Z
dc.date.available2024-03-08T15:46:02Z
dc.date.issued2015
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dc.description.abstractHomelessness is prevalent in the United States (Weinreb and Buckner, 1993; U.S. Housing Urban Development, 2010; Nyamathi, Leake, & Gelberg, 2000). Within the homeless population in the United States, women are the fastest growing group (Arangua, Anderson, & Gelberg, 2005). Additionally, women are over-represented among homeless families (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, HUD, 2010) and are under-represented in society and in homeless studies. This is a qualitative, feminist action research study (Maquire, 1996). This study examined the experiences of homeless women and their service needs. The purpose of this study was to understand the experience of homeless women; to gain better knowledge of what their homeless lifestyle entails. Additionally, I attempted to understand the experience these women have with accessing shelter services; to discover what recommendations can be made to enhance access to services. The context of this study took place in San Antonio, Texas at Prospects Court Yard (PCY), an outdoor program classified as a Safe Sleeping Encampment (U.S. Housing Urban Development, 2014).
dc.description.departmentCounseling
dc.format.extent253 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.isbn9781321736663
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12588/5794
dc.languageen
dc.subjectcounseling
dc.subjectfeminism
dc.subjecthomeless women
dc.subjecthomelessness
dc.subjectwomen's issues
dc.subjectwomen's policies
dc.subject.classificationCounseling psychology
dc.subject.classificationWomen's studies
dc.subject.lcshHomeless women -- United States
dc.subject.lcshHomeless women -- Services for -- United States
dc.titleLiberating hidden voices: a feminist action study to empower unsheltered homeless women
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.dcmiText
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thesis.degree.departmentCounseling
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at San Antonio
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy

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