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 9-11:30am. Women can also check their mail, access services in our parking lot, and sign up for afternoon services at this time.
    • Water, other beverages, and snacks are provided at the DWC gate every afternoon from 1-2pm.
    • Extended on-site Day Center services (including mental health, case management, psychiatry, and employment services) are available Monday-Thursday, 9-11:30am and 1-3pm. 
    • 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. *To speak to or leave a message with a case manager, please call our infoline Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm, at (213) 223-2905.
    • The Women’s Health Clinic continues to operate Tuesdays and Fridays, 8:30am-3:30pm. *To speak with someone at our clinic, please call (213) 223-2900.
    • Showers and bathrooms continue to be available.
  • On-site volunteering has been suspended. We’ll make an announcement as soon as normal volunteer operations resume.
  • For the health and safety of our community, we are currently limiting donations to the following:
    • Gift cards in $15 or $20 amounts to DTLA stores like Food 4 Less, CVS, Ralph’s, and Target, which allow women overcoming homelessness to shop for the items they need most. Gift cards can be shipped directly to: Downtown Women’s Center (Development), 442 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013.
    • Items on our Amazon Wish List, which most accurately reflects the current needs of the women we serve.
    • Help from Home Kits (please see our guidelines to help support our community). *Note that we will not accept unscheduled in-person deliveries, due to limited on-site staff availability.
    • Clothing, new and used alike, as well as new and lightly worn shoes. When preparing a clothing donation, 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.
        • You must schedule your donation prior to drop-off. Click here to schedule a contactless delivery. *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. You can continue to shop our Home & Gift Collection and items from the Resale Boutique online at www.MADEbyDWC.org.
  • 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:

300 Cent
Laura Adler & family
AECOM
Albertsons Companies Foundation
Alliance Apparel
Allison Aliano & friends
Susan Allison
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Alston & Bird
Miranda Alvarado & friends
Amazon Studios
American Mask Project
American Medical Women’s Assoc. at USC
Andalou Naturals
Angel City Brewery
Ariel Gordon Jewelry
ASTRO.GONG.YOGA
David & Patricia Arquette
AvalonBay Communities
Alethea Avramis & friends
Joseph Bagby
Maggie May Baird & Billie Eilish
Maria Bamford
Bank of America
Barry’s
BetterWorld Masks Project
Beyond Yoga
Bia Blooms
Billboard Live
Black Girl Social Club
Black Women Lead
Bless It Bag
Blue Flame Medical
BMG Production Music
Bodhi Bowl
Bohnett Residential College, USC
Bonduelle Group/Ready Pac
BOPOMOFO Cafe
Border Grill
Bowery Hills Entertainment
Phoebe Bridgers
Canna Babe Lashes
Capital Group
Rachel Capoccia
Michael Caren
Carl & Roberta Deutsch Foundation
Cena Vegan
Chancery Club
Cisco
City National Bank
CLGaming
Claudine
CLE Cosmetics
Clean the World
Clydye
California Community Foundation
Catherine Collins & Craig Eggers
Comfort LA
Community Beauty
Composed Living
Conscious Cleanup
Convocate
Cooperative of American Physicians
Corona Care
Vicki Curry
DAME
Dazey LA
John DeFazio
Laura Dern & Jaya Harper
Dharma in Motion
Alyssa Dodson & friends
DonatePPE.org
Donut Friend
Dorinda, Suzy, & friends for Biden/Harris
Doughboys with Nick Wiger & Mike Mitchell
Drip Los Angeles
CeCe DuPraz
ECMC Foundation
Ello Masks
Establishment LA
Fairfax Cinema
Samie Falvey & family
Fiele Fragrances
Fiji Water
Ashley Fillmore & friends
Found Coffee
Fox
FOX Forward
Frances Levy Memorial Fund
Frontline Foods
Gensler
Glossy Nails
Glowing Up podcast
Karin Gold
Good All Day Co.
GoodRX

Michelle Grajeda & friends
Nadia Gray & friends
Grayson
Green Hasson Janks
Groundwork Coffee
Guerilla Mask Movement
Guess
Amy Halloran & friends
HBO
Hempathy
Shelli Herman
Highland Park Brewery
Loren Hill & friends
Homestate
Hollywood Orchard
Hope for LA
I Love You Truck
ICANDO
ICM Partners/HerICM
IHEARTCOMIX
Impossible Foods
Jack & Jill of America, Los Angeles
Jane Doe Latex / Hollywood Villains
JD & students
Jean & Lewis Wolff Family Foundation
Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
JMcLaughlin, Santa Monica
James & Heather Johnson
JOAN
Josefina Leon Johnson
Joy of Sharing Foundation
June and Simon K.C. Li Charitable Fund
Susan Kemp & friends
Kind Soul Foundation
Leah Kirsch
Elyse Klein
Knox Presbyterian Church
Soo Koo
Elizabeth Kraus & friends
Emily Kretzer
Kroger Co. Foundation
LA LOOP
LA Made Clothing
La Petite Gardenia
LA Speedy
Julianna LaMarche
Largo Drive
Lavido
Sonae Lee
Kiana Ledé
Carol Leif
Michelle Leilani & friends
Kathy Lerner & friends
Level 99
Live Talks Los Angeles
Liverpool Los Angeles
Cameron Ljungkull
Los Angeles Capital Management
Lucky Brand
Luisa Brasil Dance Classes
Lulu & George
Luna Shadows
Maison du Soleil
Malibu Jewish Center
May & Stanley Smith Charitable Trust
Steve & Christy McAvoy
Mercury Foundation
Michele Marie PR
Michelle Chiou Foundation
Milani Cosmetics
Erin B. Mills
Steve Milovich
Mimochai
Caitlyn Montgomery & friends
Mosaic 1781
Mother’s Kitchen
Terri Murray
My Two Cents
Sherry Nagashiki & friends
Nasty Gal
National Women’s Soccer League LA Support Group
No Res Gourmet
Jennifer O & family
Robert & Eileen O’Leary
Marylouise Oates & Robert Shrum
Obagi Medical
Olive and Feathers
Olivia Latinovich
ONEMASK
Orchard Financial Group
ORLY
OSEES
Otis & Bettina Chandler Foundation
Pacific Crossroads Church
Pacific Grooming Co.
Pacific Premier Bank
Eleanor Padnick

Gaby Pariente & friends
PBJLA
PEN America
Laura Peralta & friends
Joanna & Greg Perlman
PERFECT NUMBER
P.F. Candle Co.
Platform
Poplinen
Prism DJs
Proclaim
Project Isaiah & Gateway Gourmet
Project Mentor
Project PPE
Rachel Craven
Rails
Redling Fine Art
Rendall Co.
resisterhoodLA
Rhino
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas
Herb & Heather Rim
Rockenwagner Bakery
Roen Beauty
Rollyhog
Rosenthal Family Foundation
Jessie Ruder & friends
Lynn Hall Russell & L. Michael Russell
Analia Saban
Tanya Saban
SALT Landscape Architects
Lorena Sandoval & friends
Sarai’s Spreads
Heidi H. Schulman
Schwab Charitable
SEE-LA
Seed
Sewby
Siam’s Coffee
Sibling Rival
Simply Carolina Events
SoCal Gas Company
Social Hummus
SOFITEL Los Angeles
Supervisor Hilda Solis
Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association Cares
Spell & The Gypsy Collective
St. Francis High School
Starbucks Foundation
State Side
STAUD
Sterling Ruby
Lee Stobby
Anneli Stone
Support & Feed
Karen Tallman & friends
TAN+LINES
Ten Thousand Villages
Terra & Co.
The Broad
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
Thistle Fig CA
Ben Tong & friends
Amy Turk
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
UN Women USA – Greater Los Angeles
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield
Uninflected Pictures
United Way of Greater Los Angeles
USC Helenes
USC Price School, Alumni Board
Valfre
Kelsey Van Hook & Friends
Ventura Brands
Vinovore LA
Hope Warschaw
Watson Land Company
Anne-Sophie & Krystin Weaver-Morrissette
The Weingarten Family
Nina Weithorn & friends
Wells Fargo
WGIRLS Los Angeles
Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation
Casey Wilson
Donella M. Wilson & Peter Barnett
WLALA
Anna Yeager & friends
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.