Homelessness as a state
The relational approach adopted by La rue des Femmes is based on recognition of the state of homelessness.
Homelessness is a state of chronic, complex post-traumatic stress resulting from:
- traumatic shock (war, major accident) or
- developmental trauma (abuse or maltreatment suffered, most commonly, in childhood)
Women and men living in a state of homelessness have lost their relational health, which is the vital capacity to connect with oneself and others. To heal their deep relational wounds, restore their relational health and rebuild their lives, they urgently need shelter, a sense of security and suitable care, such as the care provided by La rue des Femmes thanks to its unique relational health approach.