• On the edge : exploring homeless women's social networks

      Athersych, Cheryl.; Social Justice and Equity Studies Program (Brock University, 2007-05-21)
      This thesis aims to uncover the ways that previously homeless women in the Niagara region are able (or unable) to rely on friends, family and service providers in times of crisis (homelessness and poverty). Eleven women were interviewed and their experiences indicate that social networks cannot take the place of comprehensive and inclusive social policy. Time and time again, their stories showed that they were left negotiating the detritus of neo-liberal policies.