Please note that we have modified many of our operations and services in response to COVID-19. For current program information, please see here.

Press Contact

Lorena M. Sanchez
Sr. Director of Communication & Development
(213) 465-5298

The Downtown Women’s Center (DWC) is the only organization in Los Angeles focused exclusively on serving and empowering women experiencing homelessness and formerly homeless women. We envision a Los Angeles with every woman housed and on a path to personal stability. Our mission is to end homelessness for women in greater Los Angeles through housing, wellness, employment, and advocacy.

By the Numbers (2019)

  • 119 units of Permanent Supportive Housing
  • 3,399 women served
  • 116 women housed
  • 99% housing retention rate
  • 109,920 meals served in our Day Center
  • 3,498 case management sessions
  • 1,044 Women’s Health Clinic visits
  • 1,024 women accessed workforce development services
  • 113 women placed in jobs


  • Amy Turk, Chief Executive Officer
  • Erika Hartman, Chief Program Officer
  • Stuart Jackson, Chief Financial & Operating Officer
  • Joe Altepeter, Chief Social Enterprise Officer
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