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  • From Snack Packs to fUNDERWEARaisers: The Bag Hags

    Posted by Downtown Women's Center · June 22, 2016 10:21 PM
    The bag hags

    Above left: Mary (center) poses with the DWC participants
    Above right: The Bag Hags show off their handiwork after a Snack Pack-making party.

    Mary leads a group of volunteers who call themselves the “Bag Hags.” The Bag Hags support the Downtown Women’s Center by volunteering monthly and holding an annual fundraiser. Through their fundraiser in 2014, they graciously provided DWC with a year’s supply of bras and underwear. We asked Mary to tell us a little more about the Bag Hags and their experience at DWC.

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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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  • Community Highlights from 2015

    Posted by Downtown Women's Center · January 07, 2016 05:50 PM
    Community Highlights

    (Credit: Erica Kawamoto Hsu Photography)

    It’s been a great year for DWC, thanks to our incredible community of supporters. We could write a paragraph about each and every one of you who contributed your time, energy, and expertise this year, but here are just a handful of the many people who went above and beyond in 2015.

    Kitchen volunteer Erin O. shared her expertise and connections to help us plan our first ever Night of Comedy event, featuring Eliza Skinner, Claire Titelman, Megan Amram, Cameron Esposito, and Ron Funches!

    Beyond her leadership on women’s issues and homelessness in California, Senator Holly Mitchell provided opportunities for some of our Day Center Participants to share their stories with legislators and policy-makers. She also emceed our annual Dinner With a Cause gala.

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  • Mayor Garcetti visits for Thanksgiving 2015

    Posted by Downtown Women's Center · December 11, 2015 06:03 PM

    The holidays are always a special time at the Downtown Women’s Center. Our community comes together to celebrate participants, volunteers, and supporters, and share gratitude for the challenges our women have overcome and the many successes they have achieved.

    This year was no different, with nearly 200 women joining together in our warm and welcoming Day Center for a Thanksgiving celebration.

    The day kicked off with a delicious breakfast of pancakes, granola, yogurt, and fruit – a welcome treat on a chilly morning – prepared by our friends at Cooking Lab.

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  • MADE by DWC’s Splash into Summer Recap

    Posted by Downtown Women's Center · August 07, 2015 09:19 PM

    MADE by DWC’s Splash into Summer Recap

    An evening of shopping, art, and food also serves to showcase the beauty of the Downtown Women’s Center community.

    On Thursday, July 30th, MADE by DWC held its 3rd annual summer soiree event. Throughout the evening, guests were able to shop and mingle while snacking on juice and wraps from Pressed Juicery and Simply Salad.

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