COVID-19

Updates & Relief Efforts

Thank you so much to our DWC community for all of your generosity and words of support. They have energized us to be nimble and think creatively about how to continue providing services as our participants become ever more reliant on the Center for meals, basic hygiene needs, safety, and community. With your help, we have more than doubled our daily meal service, distributed thousands of hygiene kits and face coverings, and continue to move women into permanent housing.

We are closely monitoring public health guidance and remain committed to providing essential services in a safe and supportive environment.  Our operations have been modified in the following ways:

  • Day Center services continue with social distancing practices in place. Please note that these may be adapted as official guidance and conditions change.
    • Meals are provided daily at the DWC gate from 9-10am. Women can also check their mail at this time.
    • Water and beverages are provided at the DWC gate every afternoon from 1-2pm.
    • Showers and bathrooms continue to be available.
    • Extended on-site Day Center services (including mental health, case management, psychiatry, and employment services) are available Monday-Thursday, 9-10:30am. Sign-ups end at 10am, dependent on capacity. 
    • Day Center case management and clinical mental health services are available Monday-Thursday; Workforce Development services are available Tuesdays and Thursdays; and screenings, intake, and case management for Project 100 are available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
    • The Women’s Health Clinic continues to operate Tuesdays and Fridays, 8:30am-3:30pm.
  • On-site volunteering has been temporarily suspended. We’ll be sure to make an announcement as soon as normal volunteer operations resume.
  • We are not currently accepting most household donations. We welcome cleaning supplies, PPE, items from our Emergency Preparedness Amazon wish list, and Snack, Toiletry, and Clean Home Kits.
  • We are now accepting donations of used and new clothing, and lightly worn shoes. When preparing your donations, please note the following:
    • All clothing must be freshly laundered, as many of the women put them on directly.
    • Please sort clothing by type (e.g., shirts, shorts, pants, etc.) to help our staff distribute them more efficiently.
    • Please do not include worn-down shoes.
    • We are only able to accept a maximum of 5 bags of clothing per donation at this time.
    • All donations should be delivered to 442 S. San Pedro Street, Monday-Thursday 12pm-2pm, and Friday 8am-2pm.
    • You must schedule your donation prior to drop-off by emailing MitzuyL@DowntownWomensCenter.org. At this time, we are unable to accept unscheduled deliveries due to limited on-site staff availability.
  • MADE by DWC Resale Boutique and Café are closed to the public. Curbside pick-up options are available for online orders.
  • Non-essential staff continue to work remotely.  Our administrative offices remain operational and can be reached by email at Info@DowntownWomensCenter.org or by phone at 213.680.0600.

How You Can Help

Thank You!

We thank the following individuals and organizations for supporting these critical efforts through financial and in-kind contributions:

AECOM
Albertsons Companies Foundation
Susan Allison
Alston & Bird
Amazon Studios
American Mask Project
Andalou Naturals
Ariel Gordon Jewelry
ASTRO.GONG.YOGA
David & Patricia Arquette
AvalonBay Communities
Joseph Bagby
Maggie May Baird & Billie Eilish
Maria Bamford
Bank of America
BetterWorld Masks Project
Billboard Live
Black Women Lead
Bless It Bag
Blue Flame Medical
Bodhi Bowl
Bohnett Residential College, USC
Bonduelle Group/Ready Pac
Capital Group
Rachel Capoccia
Michael Caren
Carl & Roberta Deutsch Foundation
Cena Vegan
Chancery Club
City National Bank
Claudine
CLE Cosmetics
Clean the World
Catherine Collins & Craig Eggers
Comfort LA
Conscious Cleanup
Convocate
Cooperative of American Physicians
Corona Care
Vicki Curry
Dazey LA
John DeFazio
Laura Dern & Jaya Harper
Dharma in Motion
DonatePPE.org
Donut Friend
Doughboys with Nick Wiger & Mike Mitchell
ECMC Foundation
Ello Masks
Establishment LA
Fairfax Cinema
Fiji Water
Found Coffee
FOX Forward
Frances Levy Memorial Fund
Frontline Foods
Gensler
Glossy Nails
Karin Gold
Good All Day Co. & CeCe DuPraz
GoodRX
Grayson

Green Hasson Janks
Guerilla Mask Movement
Guess
HBO
Hempathy
Shelli Herman
Hollywood Orchard
I Love You Truck
Impossible Foods
Jane Doe Latex / Hollywood Villains
Jean & Lewis Wolff Family Foundation
Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
James & Heather Johnson
Josefina Leon Johnson
Kind Soul Foundation
Elyse Klein
Soo Koo
Emily Kretzer
Kroger Co. Foundation
LA LOOP
Julianna LaMarche
LA Speedy
Largo Drive
Leah Kirsch
Sonae Lee
Kiana Lede
Carol Leif
Level 99
Lucky Brand
Maison du Soleil
May & Stanley Smith Charitable Trust
Steve & Christy McAvoy
Mercury Foundation
Michele Marie PR
Michelle Chiou Foundation
Milani Cosmetics
Erin B. Mills
Steve Milovich
Mimochai
Terri Murray
My Two Cents
National Women’s Soccer League LA Support Group
Robert & Eileen O’Leary
Marylouise Oates & Robert Shrum
Olive and Feathers
Olivia Latinovich
ONEMASK
Orchard Financial Group
ORLY
Otis & Bettina Chandler Foundation
Pacific Crossroads Church
Pacific Grooming Co.
Eleanor Padnick
PBJLA
PEN America
Joanna & Greg Perlman
PERFECT NUMBER
P.F. Candle Co.
Poplinen
Prism DJs

Proclaim
Project Isaiah & Gateway Gourmet

Project Mentor
Project PPE
Rachel Craven
Rails
Rendall Co.
resisterhoodLA
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas
Herb & Heather Rim
Rockenwagner Bakery
Rollyhog
Rosenthal Family Foundation
Lynn Hall Russell & L. Michael Russell
Analia Saban
Tanya Saban
SALT Landscape Architects
Heidi H. Schulman
Schwab Charitable
Seed
Sewby
SoCal Gas Company
Supervisor Hilda Solis
Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association Cares
Spell & The Gypsy Collective
Starbucks Foundation
STAUD
STEELE by Amanda Steele
Sterling Ruby
Lee Stobby
Anneli Stone
Support & Feed
June and Simon K.C. Li Charitable Fund
Ten Thousand Villages
Terra & Co.
The California Wellness Foundation
The Change Reaction
The Green Foundation
The Health Studio
The Janes Elite Racing
The Lions / Rewilder
The Model Behavior
The Noble Collection
The Spirit Guild
Amy Turk
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield
United Way of Greater Los Angeles
Ventura Brands
Hope Warschaw
Watson Land Company
Anne-Sophie & Krystin Weaver-Morrissette
The Weingarten Family
Wells Fargo
Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation
Casey Wilson
Donella M. Wilson & Peter Barnett
Maryellen Zarakas 

… and hundreds of other individuals who have contributed to our relief efforts!

Don’t see your organization or business? Email AnitaV@DowntownWomensCenter.org.