Providing Permanent Supportive Housing in Skid Row With On-Site Services for Women
Using the Housing First model, DWC provides 119 units of permanent supportive housing for single unaccompanied women across our two residences in downtown Los Angeles (434 S. San Pedro Street, 90013 and 333 S. Los Angeles Street, 90013). Our housing model has successfully ended homelessness for hundreds since we pioneered permanent supportive housing for women in 1986.
Permanent supportive housing is comfortable, safe, and affordable housing without time limits and access to on-site services.
At DWC, each resident has access to the individualized support and services she needs not just to end her struggle with homelessness, but also to thrive in permanent housing and work toward achieving her goals. Once housed, residents can access a variety of on-site services including health care, education, job readiness, and community-building activities. Residents are also encouraged to continue working with their case managers to ensure they have the support they need to achieve long-term stability.
“I’ll never forget the day that I received my key to my new home. I opened the door to a clean, beautiful apartment that took me months to believe was actually mine.” – Vikki, DWC Permanent Supportive Housing resident