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  • DWC Celebrates Transgender Day of Visibility

    Posted by Downtown Women's Center · April 01, 2016 10:08 PM

    DWC Celebrates Transgender Day of Visibility

    In honor of International Transgender Day of Visibility, the Downtown Women’s Center (DWC) affirms that trans women are an integral part of our community. As an increasing number of self-identified transgender women come through DWC’s doors seeking housing, services, and a community of support in Skid Row, we seek to advance awareness and understanding of trans women who are experiencing extreme poverty and homelessness.

    The numbers of transgender people who experience homelessness and housing insecurity are startling – one in five trans individuals has experienced homelessness at some time in their lives because of discrimination and/or family rejection. And the discrimination extends to the housing market – when trying to rent or buy a home, one in five transgender people in the U.S. has been refused a home or apartment, and more than one in ten have been evicted because of their gender identity.(

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  • What’s Next for the City of LA’s Plans to End Homelessness?

    Posted by Downtown Women's Center · February 19, 2016 11:16 PM

    Ending Women's Homelessness

    Last week, the Los Angeles City Council voted to approve its Comprehensive Homeless Strategy, a detailed set of plans outlining steps to end homelessness at a local level.

    The City’s plan includes a budget of $1.85 billion on tackling homelessness over the next decade, including a large investment in affordable housing, expanded case management and services, and increased permanent supportive housing options for chronically homeless individuals.

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  • Volunteers Needed! 2016 Needs Assessment

    Posted by Downtown Women's Center · February 11, 2016 11:32 PM



    Above: Excerpts from the 2013 Downtown Women’s Needs Assessment. Read the full report here!

    We need YOU to sign up to volunteer for our upcoming 2016 Needs Assessment survey team!

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  • Our Response to L.A.’s State of Emergency on Homelessness

    Posted by Downtown Women's Center · September 24, 2015 06:36 PM
    LA's state of emergency on homelessness

    Image source: LA Mayor Garcetti’s Office Twitter

    On Tuesday, September 22, seven Los Angeles City Council members and Mayor Eric Garcetti held a press conference to announce that they are declaring a “state of emergency” on homelessness in Los Angeles and committing $100 million to housing, supportive services, and homelessness prevention (read the full story in the LA Times).

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