Above: (From left to right) DWC Director of Communications Ann-Sophie Morrissette, DWC Chief Programs Officer Amy Turk, Representative Janice Hahn, Secretary Julian Castro, Representative Maxine Waters, Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard, DWC Chief Development Officer Brooke Lykins, and DWC Resident Vikki V.
On August 31, the Downtown Women's Center welcomed the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, along with Representatives Maxine Waters, Lucille Roybal-Allard, and Janice Hahn.Read more
An evening of shopping, art, and food also serves to showcase the beauty of the Downtown Women's Center community.Read more
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.Read more
On Thursday, June 18, the Downtown Women’s Center hosted the second 1-in-4 Southern California Regional Convening.
Fueled by a passionate commitment to end homelessness among women and delicious eats from Good Shepherd Center’s The Village Kitchen, more than 30 individuals participated in an animated and inspiring conversation.Read more
This week (May 10-16) marks the 16th annual National Women's Health Week.
At the Downtown Women's Center, one of our goals is to empower women to make their health a top priority. Through our housing model that recognizes homelessness as a public health crisis, our wellness workshops, and health clinic services, we continue to provide a holistic health program for our community.Read more
This month we celebrate the accomplishments of trailblazing women who have left their mark in the United States. At the Downtown Women’s Center, we celebrate Women’s History Month with a special tribute to the two women who started it all – Rose and Jill, pioneers in the work to end homelessness for women.
One quarter. Twenty-five percent.
One in four homeless individuals in the United States is a woman. Yet women receive far less than their share of research, resources, or political advocacy.Read more