Updated: Sep 18, 2020
Homeless women are living with mental illness at much higher rates than the general population. About 75% of homeless women struggle with mental disorders such as anxiety, depression and schizophrenia.
Due to the limited access to mental health services, people with mental health issues have difficulties managing day-to-day living activities, meeting basic needs, and connecting to resources and services.
Because many homeless women with serious mental health challenges do not receive the care they need – their condition often worsens.