The Home & Gift Collection is created by the women of MADE by DWC. Your purchase helps end homelessness and
change lives.

The Home & Gift Collection is created by the women of MADE by DWC. Your purchase helps end homelessness and change lives.

Downtown Women's Center:

442 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013


Mission Statement

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.

Service Area

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.


Executive Leadership

Lisa Watson

Interim CEOs

Board of Directors

Rachel Capoccia

Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP

Catherine Collins

Accenture (retired)

Jessica Monge Coria

The Corporation for Supportive Housing

Robert Crawford, Treasurer

Bank of America

Alisa Do

Edison International

Elizabeth Faraut


Katherine Forster, Secretary

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Deanna Freund

Southern California Gas Company

Patricia Gonzalez

Wells Fargo

Alma Graham

Anthem Blue Cross

Elyse Klein

The Capital Group Companies

Soo Koo

Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc,

Josefina Leon

The Walt Disney Company

Syama Meagher

Scaling Retail

Erin Mills

DaVita HealthCare Partners Plan, Inc.

Mary Morikawa

City National Bank

Heather Rim, President


Lynn Hall Russell

Attorney at Law

Bonnie Sun

Attorney at Law

Lisa Watson, Interim CEO

Downtown Women’s Center

Donella Wilson

Green Hasson & Janks LLP

Fast Facts

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.

Volunteer Opportunities

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.

Giving Opportunities

Please join us in the fight to end women’s homelessness in Los Angeles.

• Give online at

• Purchase items on our Amazon Wishlist at

• Ask your employer about matching gifts

• Donate clothing, gift cards, goods, and toiletries -- 

• Appreciate your clients, employees, or coworkers with gifts that impact your community.

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