sexual abuse at home is a cause of homelessness for 61% of homeless girls and 16% of homeless boys. Women face many additional risks compared to men in critical housing situations, especially when it comes to issues of violence. Being female and young further increases the risk of sexual violence.
Revealing one’s sexual identity can lead to rejection and stigma at home. Such persecution has resulted in 43% of LGBTQ2 youth being forced out of their homes and 46% choosing to leave their homes for the streets.