Homeless Women; Primrose’s Efforts for Their Social Inclusion
Homeless women represent the most vulnerable subpopulation among the homeless people in the United States. They have to face unique challenges such as victimization, sexual assaults, prostitution, and others that can negatively affect their mental health. Due to minimal access to community resources and lack of natural supports, these women experience social isolation, FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), anxiety, psychological trauma, stress, and other mental illnesses.
According to the US National Alliance to End Homelessness, “About 30% of homeless people in the United States are women, and 45% of them are unsheltered.”
Primrose healthcare is sparing no effort in rolling homeless women back into the community cycle through its distinguished services.
Social exclusion of homeless women
Many reasons are associated with the social exclusion of homeless women, such as the following,
- Lack of social support.
- Disparities in social welfare.
- Less access to community resources.
- Lack of reasonable housing.
- Inadequate public transport.
- Migration and demographic changes.
- Fewer income opportunities leading to poverty and inequality.
Besides these, homeless women face victimization, physical and mental assaults, and sexual abuse that leads to persistent stress, anxiety, and depression. These psychological traumas are so severe that they can produce grave mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
How does Primrose attempt for the social inclusion of these women?
Primrose healthcare provides specialized mental health services, which are projected towards these homeless women’s participation back into the community such as,
- Housing Services
Primrose healthcare provides housing services specified for homeless women facing mental health issues. These services help acquire housing facilities and learn and maintain communication, socialization, and relationship development skills.
Under these services, the following are the most prominent programs by Primrose,
- Supervised Living
- Host Homes
- Supported Home Living
- Assisted Living
- Transitional assistance
- Peer groups and support
Peer support allows homeless women to develop social connections by fostering new friendships and relationships with other participants.
- Employment services
Homeless women who experience significant mental disorders are usually declined from job opportunities. Primrose provides employment services that help them in career determination, employer engagement, and on-job training to ensure their participation back into society.
- Psychosocial Rehabilitation
Primrose provides psychosocial rehabilitation programs to promote self-care, recovery management, and learning of daily living activities among homeless people.
- Transport services
For achieving recovery-oriented goals, Primrose provides safe and secure transport services for homeless women under the guidance of IRP (Individualized Recovery Plan).
Furthermore, Primrose also provides LPC counseling, flex funds, and substance use disorder services to ensure the social inclusion of homeless women.
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