Inexpensive healthcare and low-income housing are the highest considerations of ladies in Sonoma County, based on a report launched this week which culminated a year-long examine that included a survey of incarcerated ladies.
The Sonoma County Fee on the Standing of Ladies carried out the Voices of Sonoma County Ladies survey and held listening periods between January 2019 and January 2020. Total, ladies are involved about entry to high quality, reasonably priced childcare, and a scarcity of psychological well being companies.
The report breaks down points based on race, revenue and housing standing.
Findings in revenue standing discovered that ladies with incomes lower than $20,000 per 12 months fear about reasonably priced housing, poverty and substance abuse or dependancy. For girls whose revenue is greater than $100,000 per 12 months their considerations concentrate on points corresponding to retirement, care of aged mother and father, and what number of ladies are in positions of management.
Damaged out by race, the highest points for ladies who determine as Latinx or Black are a scarcity of low-income housing; white ladies fear a couple of lack of reasonably priced healthcare; Native American or Alaska Native ladies are most involved about home violence; and Asian American ladies take a look at ladies in management positions within the county as a priority.
The survey, shared broadly on-line and through arduous copy, included ladies housed on the Sonoma County Fundamental Grownup Detention Facility, and listening periods had been held in every of the county’s supervisorial districts.
The examine discovered that previous to the pandemic one theme arose amongst all ladies: having a spot to assemble, corresponding to a group heart the place folks may take part in forming help teams, training and coaching, or share and entry concepts and knowledge on sources.
The Fee on the Standing of Ladies intends to increase its attain and material for the 2021 survey. The report is being shared with organizations, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors and people all through the county.
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