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  • DWC Mourns Loss of Skid Row Resident

    Posted by Downtown Women's Center · March 24, 2016 10:24 PM

    On Ending Homelessness for Women, the 2016 Election, and Hope for the Future

    We are saddened by the tragic shooting of Kourtney Yochum yesterday in our community of Skid Row.

    The Downtown Women’s Center mourns the loss of Kourtney, and we extend our deepest sympathy to her family, friends, and the residents and staff of the Gateways Apartments where she lived.

    Every day at the Downtown Women’s Center we welcome through our doors women who have suffered unimaginable hardship and trauma, and yet who remain hopeful about their lives, and caring and supportive towards each other. Today, we reiterate our commitment to ensuring that all women in our community feel cared for and loved. To our sisters – we see you, and we are here for you.

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  • Denim Day: A Movement

    Posted by Downtown Women's Center · May 01, 2015 11:49 PM
    Downtown Women's Center staff and participants dress in denim ito support sexual and domestic violence survivors.

    Downtown Women’s Center staff and participants dress in denim ito support sexual and domestic violence survivors.

    April 29 was Denim Day, a national campaign run by Downtown Women’s Center partner Peace Over Violence (POV) in recognition of Sexual Violence Awareness month.

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  • Salma Hayek Visits DWC

    Posted by Downtown Women's Center · April 07, 2015 12:15 AM

    Salma Kayek

    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.

    Arriving with her daughter and some of her friends, Salma stopped by to donate some of her very own dresses, blouses, and pants to the Center and meet the women of DWC.

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  • How to Improve the Health of Older Homeless Women

    Posted by Downtown Women's Center · March 05, 2015 12:47 AM

    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.

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