We recognize homelessness as a public health crisis.
Understanding the compounding challenges of homelessness and poor health, we take a holistic approach to women’s wellness.
WOMEN’S HEALTH CENTER
Our Women’s Health Center is an on-site clinic jointly run with local partner JWCH, through which we provide basic medical care, mammogram and HIV screenings, and physical and mental health assessments.
Our exceptionally trained staff focuses on preventive care to reduce diabetes, obesity, hypertension, and other chronic diseases.
We supplement our clinic offerings with psychiatric sessions, mental health counseling, and group therapy, as well as self-care and health education workshops, fitness classes, and enrichment activities.
TRAUMA RECOVERY CENTER
Our Los Angeles Trauma Recovery Center was created in partnership with Peace Over Violence, and offers survivors of violent crime emotional support, information, compassion, accompaniment, referral, and advocacy services.
With a combined 75 years of experience, DWC and Peace Over Violence provide assistance applying to Victim Compensation, referrals for food, shelter, and housing services, medication support services, and access to therapy, community trainings, and more.
The Trauma Recovery Center is supported by the California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board, and is the only one of its kind in downtown Los Angeles. In 2015, we will serve over 130 individuals who have experienced a life-threatening situation in the past 3 years.
If you have experienced trauma related to sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking, homicide of a loved one, community violence, or accidents, please visit our Day Center or call the 24/7 L.A. Rape & Battering hotline at (213) 626-3393.
1000 clinic visits per year
830 women per year PARTICIPATING IN HEALTH AND WELLNESS ACTIVITIES
1100 mental health sessions per year