Downtown Women's Center

Downtown Women's Center
Program Name: 
Outreach and Housing Placement Program
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Grant Type: 
General Community
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Field of Interest: 
Addressing Homelessness in Los Angeles
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The Outreach and Housing Placement Program places women experiencing homelessness from throughout Los Angeles in permanent supportive housing.


Founded in 1978, the Downtown Women's Center (DWC) provides permanent supportive housing and creates a safe and healthy community fostering dignity, respect, and personal stability, while advocating to end homelessness for women. It opened the  first Day Center for homeless women in 1978 and the nation's first permanent supportive housing program for women in 1986. DWC is the only organization in downtown Los Angeles' Skid Row exclusively dedicated to serving women.