28 WOMEN: a chance for independence

Muriel Magenta

2005, 17:00 minutes, colour, English


Twenty-eight women volunteered to share their experience in this documentary. The scenario unfolds as these single mothers, who decided to enter a shelter, struggle to achieve self-sufficiency in a safe environment. The women describe their individual pursuits to construct a stable foundation for an independent family life.

The YWCA, Haven House, located in Downtown Phoenix, Arizona is an example of many transitional shelters across the United States. The twenty-eight residents strive toward self-reliance by working through the shelter program, with guidance from the Haven House staff.

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