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Contact Ann-Sophie Morrissette,
Director of Communications & Policy

Para español, contacte a
Carla Guerrero,
Communications Coordinator



442 S. San Pedro St.,
Los Angeles, CA, 90013
(213) 680-0600



Strength and Passion Guides BOA Executive Gail Lannoy
 > LA Sentinel (3.6.2014)

With Obamacare and Skid Row, The Biggest Challenge May Be Trust
> Downtown News (1.20.2014)

For Homeless Women, Health Insurance Not Enough
> HealthyCal.org (1.9.2014)

- - - 2013 - - -

Downtown Women's Center Helps Homeless Get Back on Their Feet

> KTLA 5 News (12.15.2013)


Sandy Banks: Downtown Women's Center offers a refuge from the streets
> Los Angeles Times (12.10.2013)

LA Explorer Blog: Made by DWC – A Place for the Perfect Holiday Present

> LA Explorer (12.13.2013)


CBS LA: Best Places In LA For Unique Holiday Gifts
> CBS LA (12.10.2013)

Best Places To Give Back This Holiday Season In Los Angeles

> CBS LA (12.9.2013)

Small Business Saturday Benefits MADE by DWC
> ABC 7 News (11.29.2013)


Gift Pick No. 15: Made by DWC all-natural soaps
> Los Angeles Times (11.15.2013)


Skid Row: Love on San Pedro
> Feminist Magazine (11.13.2013)


Love On San Pedro: Skid Row Community Members Working Toward Change
> KCET Artbound Blog (10.30.2013)


Love on San Pedro: Meet the Skid Row Community Members
> KCET Artbound Blog (10.23.2013)


Los homeless sienten el rechazo y la critica
> Azteca America (9.30.2013)


Social enterprise in the UK: business with a social mission

> British Council (7.31.2013)

Rebuilding lives and getting to know the neighbours in Glasgow

> British Council (5.30.2013)

Yarn Bombing L.A. to Cover DWC
> Los Angeles Times (5.24.2013)

From Skid Row to East London, art brings social change

> British Council (5.23.2013)


Skid Row's DWC Named California Non-Profit of the Year
> blogdowntown (5.21.2013)


Removing the Barriers to Health Care Reform for Homeless Women
> Huffington Post (5.15.2013)

Design Spotlight: A New Look for the Downtown Women's Center
> Apartment Therapy (3.4.13)

- - - 2012 - - -

Women’s Center’s Old Home Is New Again
> Downtown News (12.21.12)

Downtown Women’s Center serves as ‘safe haven’ for thousands of Skid Row homeless
> blogdowntown (12.10.12)

Women's designer fashions on sale in Skid Row
> KABC Channel 7 (11.30.12)

Downtown Women's Center' ofrece nuevos apartamento para mujeres que viven en 'Skid Row
> UNIVISION (11.30.12)

A holiday glow at Made by DWC, the Downtown Women's Center store
> Los Angeles Times | HOME  (11.30.12)

Downtown Women's Center debuts renovated housing complex, new vintage boutique
> blogdowntown (11.29.12)

MADE by DWC's Fashion With A Mission
> California Apparel News (11.29.12)

Rehab For Skid Row Women
> Curbed LA (11.29.12)

Downtown Women's Center Debuts New Boutique
> Neon Tommy & Annenberg TV (11.29.12)

A Permanent Home Just in Time for the Holidays
> The Huffington Post (11.27.12)

Downtown Center helps women regain their lives
> Our Weekly (11.22.12)

Mujeres agradecen tener donde vivir.
El Downtown Women's Center ampliará pronto su capacidad.
La Opinión (11.21.12)

Women of Skid Row Open Made by DWC Resale Boutique
> Racked LA (11.13.12)

Let Us Now Praise Famous Women: 10 leaders who impact L.A. name other women who do the same. DWC CEO, Lisa Watson is one of 50 who inspire
> Los Angeles Magazine (10.1.12)

Downtown Women's Center adds mammograms to its services
> Los Angeles Times (9.23.12)

Member Spotlight: MADE by DWC
> Social Enterprise Alliance (8.27.12)

Initiative Steers $105 Million to Help Chronically Homeless
> Downtown News (8.15.12)

Partnering with Strong Women: It’s Enough to Make a Girl Dance.  Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnet (WESM) Drill Team develop a dance performance based on their visit to DWC
> SKIRBLOG from the Skirball Cultural Center (6.7.12)

Women in Skid Row are On the Move to better health
> US Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Minority Health (5.30.12)

Supernatural star Misha Collins visits the Center to make lunch for the Ladies
> CW Network (5.18.12)

Skid Row women and volunteers get a day of pampering
> blogdowntown (5.18.12)

DWC on the radio with Lisa Foxx
> MY LA Community Affairs, 104.3MYfm (4.15.12)

'Cash mob' mobilizes to boost small business MADE by DWC and to socialize
> Los Angeles Times (4.14.12)

A Place Called Home: As more women and families become homeless, organizations offer hope
Women in the World Foundation (1.11.12)

Downtown Women’s Center Shop Is About More Than Retail
> Downtown News (1.10.12)

- - - 2011 - - -

Not Your Standard Rehab: Turning a vacant building into the Center's new home
> URBAN LAND (12.11)

Homeless women make gifts sold at local store
> KABC, Channel 7 (12.8.11)

A New Tradition: Food bloggers make a holiday meal for the Ladies
> The Chocolate of Meats (11.27.11)

DWC Gives Homeless Women A Second Chance
Lu Parker reports on KTLA (11.17.11)

The Giving State: The Dessert Lady bakes for homeless women at DWC
> The California Report on KPCC & KQED (10.31.11)

Soy candles, soaps and more, made by MADE by DWC
> Los Angeles Times HOME (10.27.11)

MADE by DWC named Best Self-Improvement Arts & Crafts Cafe
> LA Weekly (10.11)

Jane Kaczmarek Hosts Charity Gala For Downtown Women's Center
> Look To The Stars (9.30.11)

Homeless for Years, Older Women in Los Angeles Find a Good Home
> HealthyCal.org (9.26.11)

DWC gets a new home, but its 71 apartments are already full
KPCC's AirTalk with Larry Mantle (7.6.11)

I Love Jenni: Jenni  gives back to the community & brings Rivera flair to the Center > Telemundo's mun2 (5.21.11)

MADE by DWC cafe and shop opens in downtown Los Angeles
Daily Candy, GOOD, Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times (4.11)

The Los Angeles Conservancy names DWC as one of the preservation award winners > LAObserved (3.28.11)

DWC’s CEO Lisa Watson is honored as a local hero for Women’s History Month
> KCET (3.11)

Healing Arts - Art Heals in Every Corner at the New Downtown Women’s Center
> LA Canvas (2.11)

USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development Students Learn by Giving
> USC News (214.11)

Beauty + Style…for Everyone > Standard Magazine (1.11)

- - - 2010 - - -

Immigrante, que paso años viviendo en las calles del centro de LA, estrena hogar en esta epoca festiva > Hoy, (12.24.10)

Designing Women at the Downtown Women's Center
> Frances Anderton, DnA: Design and Architecture (12.21.10)

Albergue de mujeres sin hogar en California
Despierta América / Univision (12.21.10)

Homelessness besets more women. How to respond?
> The Christian Science Monitor (12.20.10)

Downtown Women's Center Opens New Home on San Pedro
blogdowntown (12.13.10)

Downtown Women's Center gets a new home with 71 apartments, twice the room, more services > John Rabe, Off-Ramp on KPCC (12.11.10)

Lugar digno para mujeres sin casa. Inauguran centro en Downtown que albergará a 71 ex desamparadas
> La Opinion (12.11.10)

The Library the TV News Women of LA Built >KNBC-TV (12.10.10)

Downtown Women's Center gets new digs > Los Angeles Times (12.9.10)

For Homeless Women, A New Home DWC's New Facility Opens The Week
> Downtown News (12. 6,10)

Volunteers Help Build the New Downtown Women's Center >NBC LA (12.10)

Power comes from within, but a splash of color never hurts

Street Roots Newspaper (9.10)

Homeless women get Glamour Project makeovers at DWC > ABC 7 (7.20.10)

Downtown Women's Center Picked as Lilith Fair Charity
>  blogdowntown, Entertainment Weekly, Look To The Stars & Ms.(7.10)

The Ladies of DWC Walk the Runway With Dignity. > The Beverly Press (5.10)

DWC Helps Women Down on Their Luck
 Stan Chambers, Reporter at Large on KTLA (1.4.10)

- - - 2009 - - -

Helping women find their place in the world > UCLA Today (12.09)

What challenge should the mayor take on?  DWC's CEO discusses solutions to homelessness in Los Angeles. > Los Angeles Magazine (6.09) 

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