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Downtown Women’s Center Receives Generous $45,000 Economic Mobility Grant from Bank of America

  We’re thrilled to announce that we have received a $45,000 economic mobility grant from Bank of America to support our Permanent Supportive Housing program. This funding will contribute to DWC’s mission to end the cycle of women’s homelessness and poverty in Los Angeles. “With this support from Bank of America, DWC will be able …

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2017 Homeless Count Shows 23% Increase in Individuals Experiencing Homelessness in LA County

In its 2017 Homeless Count report released today, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) reported that since 2016, homelessness in LA County has risen by 23%. On any given night, there are 58,000 individuals and families experiencing homelessness, sleeping in their cars, in shelters, and on the streets of our cities. Increases affected nearly …

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Volunteer Individual Highlight: Kathryn Rotondi and Alyssa Brown

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month, and DWC is thrilled to honor the incredible individuals and groups who make our community stronger. This year, we’re excited to highlight two individual volunteers who donate their time and artistic skills to working with women in DWC’s creative workshops: Alyssa Brown and Kathryn Rotondi! Alyssa began volunteering in MADE …

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How DWC Is Improving Health Outcomes for Women in Skid Row

Health is a top concern for many women on Skid Row. Homelessness takes a substantial toll on physical as well as mental wellbeing, and research shows that women who are experiencing homelessness, particularly those who’ve been homeless a year or longer, face disproportionate risks for health complications. These conditions only exacerbate as women age, and …

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MADE by DWC Films a Commercial with CNN!

Last week, MADE by DWC (MADE), the Downtown Women’s Center’s (DWC) social enterprise program, teamed up with The Little Market to participate in a commercial shoot for the CNN Airport Network! The commercial will focus on retail trends in fair trade shopping and highlight several fair trade products across Los Angeles. Penney, Monique, and Dana, …

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