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A home is the first step.

Through the Housing First model, we house women who have experienced chronic homelessness in our 119 on-site apartments and through our community-based housing program.

We pioneered the Housing First model in the United States.


We provide 119 on-site units of permanent supportive housing - decent, safe, and affordable housing without time limits.

Our housing model ensures each woman has access to the individualized support she needs to maintain her housing and break the cycle of homelessness; we continue to support our residents through other on-site services like medical and mental health care, education and job readiness programs, community-building activities, and much more.

Our model has proven successful in ending homelessness for hundreds of women since we pioneered permanent supportive housing for women in 1986.

Critical time intervention and permanent supportive housing is the key to ending homelessness.


Because we know housing is an essential step out of homelessness, we partner with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services to house homeless female veterans and women with severe health concerns.

Our case managers work one-on-one with women, connecting them to housing throughout Los Angeles County and providing continuous support on their journeys to stability.

Learn more about our Veterans Program.



97% of women we house stay housed permanently.

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119 women have a home with us.

Read Bertha's story on the DWC blog!