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 CENTER The 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 day More than 103,000 meals were prepared in 2013.
Popular services included:
- Telephones and Mail, and Counseling Current Day Center
- Monday thru Friday, 6am to 4pm
- Saturday and Sunday, 7am to 3pm