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.
We operate under a Housing First model, which means that we do not require women to be employed, enrolled in substance use counseling, or to be receiving any kind of supportive services before they are considered eligible for housing. At DWC, we believe housing is a human right, and our first priority is to provide women with safe, permanent housing above all else.
We house and support women through a variety of programs:
- Our Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Program maintains 119 units in downtown Los Angeles, and is still growing to include new units in North Hollywood, Van Nuys, and Skid Row.
- Our Community-Based Housing (CBH) Program places single unaccompanied women and women with children in housing throughout Los Angeles County.
- Our Bridge Housing Program provides safe, overnight housing to 25 women every night in Skid Row.
- Utilizing the Domestic Violence Housing First model, our Rapid Re-Housing Program helps women in vulnerable situations quickly exit homelessness and connect to a wide range of supportive services to stay housed.
- Project 100 is DWC’s newest housing initiative, and aims to provide culturally responsive services to 100 unhoused women living in Skid Row who have experienced long-term homelessness and have been historically underserved by traditional housing programs.