Downtown Women's Center

Los Angeles

Every Woman Housed in Los Angeles

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We believe that homelessness is not inevitable, but that it’s a societal problem that bears especially hard on women. And it can be ended.

About the Organization

Downtown Women's Center

The Downtown Women’s Center (DWC) is the only organization in Los Angeles focused exclusively on serving and empowering women experiencing homelessness and formerly homeless women. We envision a Los Angeles with every woman housed and on a path to personal stability.

Learn More: Downtown Women's Center

Our Goal

Grow the Housing First Model

Every woman housed in Los Angeles. At DWC, we know housing first is key to an individual’s successful transition out of homelessness and on the path to success. Housing First is a research-based solution to ending homelessness that prioritizes providing housing to individuals experiencing homelessness as quickly as possible without preconditions. This approach is based on the belief that people require their food, shelter, and safety needs to be met first in order to begin the path to personal stability.

Taking Action

Learn About Permanent Supportive Housing

Permanent supportive housing is comfortable, safe, and affordable housing without time limits and access to on-site services. Housing First is widely considered a best practice in ending homelessness.

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Shop MADE by DWC

Every purchase you make at MADE by DWC empowers women transitioning out of homelessness.

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Contact Representatives

Your voice matters! Your representatives work for you and are elected to represent your values. When we send contact our legislators, we let them know how they should represent us when making laws and policy decisions.

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Create your own event and join Every Woman Housed in Los Angeles

Create your own event and make a difference just by bringing people together and doing the things you love. Whether it's happy hour at a dive bar, a yoga class, or backyard concert, Sameside helps your guestlist find their representatives and take action.

Upcoming Events