The Lost and the Lonely: Homeless Women in Montreal

Type of resource
Author/collaborator
Title
The Lost and the Lonely: Homeless Women in Montreal
Abstract
The author portrays the plight of approximately 500 homeless women who during 1977 and 1978 came to two Montreal drop-in shelters -- Chez Doris and Maison Marguerite. In separate chapters she describes the shelters and their surrounding area, the main problems of the women, the depths of their misery, the lack of community resources, and the hopelessness of efforts at "rehabilitation." Chez Doris was founded by community worker Sheila Baxter in 1977 following the murder of Doris Halfkenny Seale, a homeless woman whose murdered body was found in a shed on St. Urbain Street in Chinatown on November 2, 1974.
Place
Montreal
Publisher
The Canadian Human Rights Foundation
Date
1982
# of Pages
105p.
Language
en
Citation
Ross, Aileen D. The Lost and the Lonely: Homeless Women in Montreal. Montreal: The Canadian Human Rights Foundation, 1982.
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