Los Angeles, CA - 90013
(213) 680-0600

Downtown Women's Center

Downtown Women's Center is nationally recognized as a prototype for unique and effective programs serving homeless women and ending homelessness. They were one of the first organizations to pioneer permanent supportive housing a proven and cost effective model to ending homelessness. Their services include meals, personalized case management, an on-site medical clinic, health workshops and screenings, computer literacy, government benefits advocacy, support groups, job counseling, and self-expression classes.  DAY CENTERThe majority of the women who drop in to the DWC Day Center live on the streets, in encampments, or in night-to-night shelters. The Day Center provides a respite from the rigors of street life in a nurturing and safe community environment. On average, 200 women a day drop in to the Day Center where three meals "  breakfast, lunch and a hearty afternoon snack " are served seven days a week. Women come to use clean, private bathrooms and showers. They rest in day beds, use laundry facilities, make phone calls, secure a mailing address, or get a fresh change of clothes. 200 women visit the drop-in Day Center each dayMore than 103,000 meals were prepared in 2013. Popular services included: MealsShowersComputersTelephones and Mail, and CounselingCurrent Day Center Hours are: Monday thru Friday, 6am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday, 7am to 3pm 

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  • User   2019-12-07 13:54:07

    I am a live in caregiver currently unemployed Im 61, and have 2 old dogs Well behaved. Do you have room for me? I also have a 19 yo daughter who might be joining me. Please let me know as soon as possible. I currently reside in Mar Vista. But have to leave asap as my patient passed

  • User   2020-01-22 02:05:15

    I am currently looking for a safe place for my children and I because I need to get away from my husband who has been abusive in every way possible and I feel lost. I'm dealing with bipolar depression, anxiety and it's very difficult for me to function. I had back surgery a year ago and I try to work to pay my bills but it's hard when I don't have help can you please help me.

  • User   2020-07-13 23:28:52

    Are you accepting women's clothing donations?

  • User   2020-12-23 18:21:04

    I have a few hundred pieces of clothing blouses and dresses that I would like to donate. I used to have a boutique and changed direction with my business and wanted to donate the clothing to a good cause. Wondering if you are interested in taking it.  Best regards, Faleshia sisneros

  • User   2021-06-08 17:01:07

    I am a single mother and I am also pregnant it’s just my daughter and I we are homeless currently we stay in different households or motels we need to find somewhere to stay we are running out of money I have somewhat survived in unemployment but it’s too expensive out here we need help I am a high risk pregnancy I don’t know what to do anymore

  • User   2022-05-20 06:12:11

    I'm relocating from Newport News, Virginia to Paramount, California for a better job opportunity. I'm hoping that you can help me secure a mailing address until I eventually save up for an apartment to rent. I'll should be arriving to this Day Center within a few days. Thank you!

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