This Women’s History Month, we need your help to raise $5,000 by March 31 to sponsor 100 enrichment workshops for the women of DWC. To date we’ve raised an incredible $1,075. Will you help us reach $2,000 by the end of the day?
March is Women’s History Month, and today on International Women’s Day (March 8) we at the Downtown Women’s Center recognize and celebrate the dynamic women who have made our city so great!Read more
Downtown Women’s Center participant Abigail Malecki will lead her own HIV/AIDS prevention class starting in August 2015.
Her peer-led class "Kissing Angels" empowers other women to learn about risk factors, treatment options, and empowerment strategies for HIV and AIDS. We sat down with Abigail to hear her story.Read more
It’s hard to imagine that there was ever a time in Teressa’s life when she wasn’t her happy, warm, and giving self. A resident of the Center since 2011, Teressa is known for her smiles, her community spirit, and her willingness to lend a hand whenever it is needed.Read more
As a supporter and neighbor of the Downtown Women’s Center, Jan has found many ways to support the women of Skid Row, as a donor, volunteer and MADE by DWC customer - and most recently, as an advocate, by helping us to expand our reach through our monthly giving program.
We sat down with Jan to hear her story and what brought her to the Center.Read more
Since September 2014, Shannon (Shea) LeWallen has been teaching Shimmy Shape Up! at the Downtown Women’s Center.
Renamed from "RAQSHIMMY," Shimmy Shape Up! is a full-body workout created by Shea that combines belly dance, yoga, plyometrics, and music. Once a week, she leads women in this 1-hour, high-energy fitness experience.Read more
There is no place quite like Bertha’s apartment.
She keeps her home incredibly tidy and neat and is proud to show it off to her guests. Her apartment is chock-full of small projects that help her keep her home organized and beautiful.Read more
There was a time in Theresa’s life when she was homeless and accepted her lot in life.
She was going back and forth from jail, until she stood before a particular judge who let her know her lifestyle was going to land her in prison.Read more
Laura describes her four years in the military as the hardest of her life, due to the constant sexual harassment that never abated.
“I would try not to sleep in the barracks. If I did need to rest, I would leave my boots on and have a knife with me.”Read more