Advocating for Change Through Training Women with Lived Experience
We believe the most effective way to advocate for systems change is to ensure the voices and lived experiences of DWC residents and participants are at the forefront of our work.
With this in mind, we launched an Advocates Program in 2016. The training program empowers formerly homeless women to become successful advocates for themselves and for other women experiencing homelessness. DWC Advocates participate in press interviews, public policy meetings, lobby visits with legislators, fundraising events, and press conferences.
“I get to stand in front of people and share my story. By sharing my story with other people and advocating, I have been able to heal from my own trauma, my own pain.” – Amiyoko, Advocates Program participant