Downtown Women’s Center

Field of Interest: 
Social Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
Program Name: 
Grant Type: 
General Community
Organization Description: 

Founded in 1978, Downtown Women’s Center’s (DWC) mission is to end women’s homelessness in greater Los Angeles through housing, wellness, and advocacy. DWC remains the only local organization in Los Angeles that is exclusively dedicated to addressing the immediate and long-term needs of women overcoming homelessness and extreme poverty. DWC reaches 3,500 vulnerable women across Los Angeles County per year through its women’s day center, housing placements and permanent supportive housing programs, health and wellness services, and job readiness programs.

Grant Purpose: 

MADE by DWC works to help women break the cycle of chronic unemployment and homelessness by employing them at DWC’s social enterprise and empowering them to develop vocational skills and talents.