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Made By DWC

MADE by DWC is a social enterprise created by the Downtown Women’s Center (DWC) to break the cycles of chronic homelessness and unemployment. By empowering women to discover talents and develop skills through vocational opportunities, MADE by DWC generates economic and social capital to support programs at DWC and create opportunities for women to overcome barriers to employment.

handMADE is our signature line of unique gifts items created in collaboration between DWC program participants and community artists. Our product design workshops equip women with social and vocational skills in a supportive environment where women rebuild self-esteem, discover talents, and develop skills. By purchasing our handmade products, you contribute to breaking the cycles of chronic unemployment and homelessness for women in the Skid Row community.  100% of proceeds support Downtown Women’s Center programs and services.

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Founded in 1978, the Downtown Women’s Center is the only organization in Los Angeles exclusively dedicated to addressing the needs of women overcoming poverty and homelessness in Skid Row. www.downtownwomenscenter.org