We are saddened by the tragic shooting of Kourtney Yochum yesterday in our community of Skid Row.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
The Downtown Women’s Center was abuzz with excitement when we welcomed international superstar Salma Hayek Pinault to our Center in late March – an unexpected but delightful surprise to DWC residents and staff.Read more
Half of the homeless women living in downtown Los Angeles’ Skid Row are over the age of 51.
Study after study also shows that homelessness takes a serious toll on a person’s health. Older homeless adults disproportionately use emergency rooms due to complex health problems and a lack of housing, and they have a life expectancy in the low 60s.Read more
(Image from original cellphone video. Los Angeles Police Department)
The Downtown Women’s Center was shocked and saddened to learn of the shooting death of Africa (Charley Saturmin Robinet) on Sunday.Read more
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