Downtown Women's Center


The mission of Downtown Women's Center (DWC) is to provide permanent supportive housing and a safe and healthy community fostering dignity, respect, and personal stability, and to advocate ending homelessness for women. DWC's overarching goal is to end the cycle of homelessness for women in Los Angeles. Founded in 1978 and located in Skid Row, DWC is committed to providing critical services in the most high-need area. We implement all activities through four streams of programming- Day Center, Housing and Supportive Services, Health and Wellness, and Job Readiness and Supportive Employment. Our innovative, holistic, and individualized approach to ending homelessness for women addresses all dimensions of participants' needs. In 2016 we will provide 100,000 meals, 6,000 case management sessions, on-site and community-based housing to over 257 women, and an array of job readiness, and health services to over 3,000 chronically homeless and extremely low-income women.

How Your Donation Helps

31.3% of your car donation will go toward helping Downtown Womens Center with their project: Residence.

30.7% will go toward the project: Drop-in Day Center.

19.6% will go toward the project: Health and Well-Being.


Tax Status

IRS Classification: 501(c)(3) Public Charity established 1979

Your donations to Downtown Womens Center are tax deductible.

Grouping: Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).

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