Lucy Alimamy



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No specific gender, race, socioeconomic status, or occupation is exempt from the stigma associated with mental health issues. It has an impact on every person, both directly and indirectly. Women who have been victimized often suffer from mental illnesses that lead to additional victimization, such as homelessness. The main goal of this thesis is to inform and raise awareness of homelessness and mental illness. I hope that by sharing the information and data I will be collecting through my work, people will be inspired to help those in need in our neighborhoods and, in the long run, will contribute to the eradication of the stigmas and misinformation associated with these two subjects. Using a communications platform called Zoom, we were able to perform interviews with the help of tailored and concentrated questions. Through these mean homeless women were able to communicate with us from their shelter, Ozanam Manor, a faith-based organization The interviews were organic, contextually rich, insightful, and effective in the sense that that prompted to consider their responses from several angles. In general, the interviews helped to advance knowledge of homelessness and its effects on mental health.


Criminal Justice

Thesis Comittee

Dr. Francisco Alatorre, Thesis Advisor
Dr. Jamie Huff, Committee Member
Dr. Robert Grantham, Committee Member