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 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 in $15 or $20 amounts will enhance the gift baskets we’re preparing to distribute for the holidays. Gift cards can be shipped directly to:
      Attn: Development
      Downtown Women’s Center
      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). Contact Mitzuy Ley at with any questions. *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 MADE’s Home & Gift Collection and items from the Resale Boutique online at
  • Non-essential staff continue to work remotely.  Our administrative offices remain operational and can be reached by email at 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:

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

Green Hasson Janks
Guerilla Mask Movement
Shelli Herman
Loren Hill & friends
Hollywood Orchard
Hope for LA
I Love You Truck
ICM Partners/HerICM
Impossible Foods
Jane Doe Latex / Hollywood Villains
Jean & Lewis Wolff Family Foundation
Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jack & Jill of America, Los Angeles
James & Heather Johnson
Josefina Leon Johnson
Joy of Sharing Foundation
June and Simon K.C. Li Charitable Fund
Kind Soul Foundation
Elyse Klein
Knox Presbyterian Church
Soo Koo
Elizabeth Kraus & friends
Emily Kretzer
Kroger Co. Foundation
La Petite Gardenia
Julianna LaMarche
LA Speedy
Largo Drive
Leah Kirsch
Sonae Lee
Kiana Ledé
Carol Leif
Kathy Lerner & friends
Level 99
Live Talks Los Angeles
Liverpool Los Angeles
Cameron Ljungkull
Lucky Brand
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
Caitlyn Montgomery & friends
Mosaic 1781
Mother’s Kitchen
Terri Murray
My Two Cents
Sherry Nagashiki & friends
National Women’s Soccer League LA Support Group
No Res Gourmet
Jennifer O & family
Robert & Eileen O’Leary
Marylouise Oates & Robert Shrum
Olive and Feathers
Olivia Latinovich
Orchard Financial Group
Otis & Bettina Chandler Foundation
Pacific Crossroads Church
Pacific Grooming Co.
Pacific Premier Bank
Eleanor Padnick

Gaby Pariente & friends
PEN America
Joanna & Greg Perlman
P.F. Candle Co.
Prism DJs
Project Isaiah & Gateway Gourmet
Project Mentor
Project PPE
Rachel Craven
Redling Fine Art
Rendall Co.
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas
Herb & Heather Rim
Rockenwagner Bakery
Rosenthal Family Foundation
Jessie Ruder & friends
Lynn Hall Russell & L. Michael Russell
Analia Saban
Tanya Saban
SALT Landscape Architects
Lorena Sandoval & friends
Heidi H. Schulman
Schwab Charitable
Sibling Rival
SoCal Gas Company
Supervisor Hilda Solis
Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association Cares
Spell & The Gypsy Collective
St. Francis High School
Starbucks Foundation
Sterling Ruby
Lee Stobby
Anneli Stone
Support & Feed
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
Ben Tong & friends
Amy Turk
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
UN Women USA – Greater Los Angeles
Uninflected Pictures
United Way of Greater Los Angeles
Kelsey Van Hook & Friends
Ventura Brands
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
Maryellen Zarakas 

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

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