Downtown Women's Center:
442 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
The Downtown Women’s Center (DWC) envisions a Los Angeles with every woman housed and on a path to personal stability. Its mission is to end homelessness for women in greater Los Angeles through housing, wellness, employment, and advocacy.
Every year, nearly 5,000 women access our Day Center for basic needs; 119 women are housed in our permanent support housing in downtown Los Angeles; we place another 100 women in affordable housing with support services across LA County; 85 women gained employment through our workforce development programs; 1,243 visits to our medical and mental health clinic; and our new Bridge Housing program provides a safe overnight bed to 25 of the most vulnerable women in Skid Row.
Board of Directors
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
Jessica Monge Coria
The Corporation for Supportive Housing
Robert Crawford, Treasurer
Bank of America
Katherine Forster, Secretary
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Southern California Gas Company
Anthem Blue Cross
The Capital Group Companies
Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc,
The Walt Disney Company
DaVita HealthCare Partners Plan, Inc.
City National Bank
Heather Rim, President
Lynn Hall Russell
Attorney at Law
Attorney at Law
Lisa Watson, Interim CEO
Downtown Women’s Center
Green Hasson & Janks LLP
What percentage of total revenue goes to cause (after operation expenses)?
80% of every dollar raised goes directly to supportive services
Fundraising Events (or Areas of Funding)
Dinner With A Cause: Nearly 550 supporters joined us for our 2019 Dinner With a Cause! Together, our community raised $900,000 to provide housing and vital services to end women’s homelessness in Los Angeles.
Toast to DWC: Join the Leadership Council of emerging young leaders and professionals for a night of festivities benefiting the Downtown Women’s Center! This event has exciting entertainment, interactive experiences, delicious libations and tasty bites, and more.
If you or your company is looking for a way to get more involved in the Los Angeles community, you’ll be at home at DWC! Our current corps of over 5,000 volunteers provide 25,000 hours of service annually, contributing to all facets of the critical work—from cooking clubs, to assembling hygiene kits, to special event support. Individuals and groups are welcome.
Please join us in the fight to end women’s homelessness in Los Angeles.
• Give online at DowntownWomensCenter.org/Give
• Purchase items on our Amazon Wishlist at bit.ly/downtownwomenscenter
• Ask your employer about matching gifts
• Donate clothing, gift cards, goods, and toiletries -- DowntownWomensCenter.org/donate-goods
• Appreciate your clients, employees, or coworkers with gifts that impact your community.
Shop our MADE by DWC gift collection at MADEbyDWC.org
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