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Opportunity

The future starts here.

Women living in Skid Row face many barriers to employment. 
DWC's education and job readiness resources aim to break the cycles of unemployment and homelessness for women.


We're helping women break the cycles of chronic unemployment and homelessness through our job resources.


EDUCATION

For homeless or formerly homeless women, barriers to employment can range from physical disabilities and mental health obstacles to a lack of formal work experience or long bouts of unemployment after job loss. 

DWC's Learning Center provides classes in computer skills, literacy and math, academic and vocational counseling sessions, job readiness preparation, and employment placement services.


EMPLOYMENT

DWC plays a critical role in helping women back to work by cultivating partnerships with local businesses. Together, we train and employ women overcoming homelessness, and continue to provide them support throughout the process, even once gainful employment is achieved. Watch our employment video here.

Current Job Partners include Bloomingdale's, Evy of California, Groundworks, LA Kitchen, LA LIVE, Piece by Piece, and more!

BECOME A JOB PARTNER


Become a job partner to help employ homeless and low-income women!


ENRICHMENT

Through our volunteer-led workshops, women rebuild self-confidence and learn skills like sewing, photography, creative writing, acting, and more. Participants also collaborate with staff and community artists to design MADE by DWC's signature product line handMADE.


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ENTERPRISE

MADEbyDWClogoHighRes.jpgMADE by DWC is our social enterprise, created to break the cycles of chronic unemployment and homelessness. 

MADE by DWC consists of the handMADE product line created by the women of DWC, and two store fronts in downtown LA. By empowering women to discover talents and develop skills through vocational opportunities, MADE by DWC generates economic and social capital to support our programs. 

LEARN ABOUT MADE by DWC


MADE by DWC


YEARLY IMPACT

 

Educational activities

950 women

PARTICIPATING IN EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES

Employment and Job Training

44 women

PLACED IN EMPLOYMENT

Employment and Job Training

90% of women

MAINTAINED EMPLOYMENT AND/OR COMPLETED TERM


Read Theresa's story on the DWC blog!