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Press Contact

Ana Velouise

About MADE by DWC

MADE by DWC is a social enterprise operated by the Downtown Women’s Center (DWC) to provide job training and transitional employment in product and retail environments for formerly homeless women. By purchasing from MADE by DWC’s signature line of products, you contribute directly to ending women’s homelessness in Los Angeles. Learn more at

Learn more about DWC’s workforce development program here

MADE by DWC Leadership

  • Lisa Watson, Intern Chief Executive Officer
  • Joe Altepeter, Director of Vocational Education and Social Enterprise
  • Dena Younkin, Social Enterprise Senior Creative Manager

Community Partners

MADE by DWC collaborates with a variety of businesses that sell items from our product line. Some of our current partners include:

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Download handMADE Product Photos

Below is a selection of downloadable photos of our most popular items and gift sets. For a full list of MADE by DWC products,head here

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Video Introduction to MADE by DWC

MADE by DWC in the News


#ShopSmall at These Local Businesses During Small Business Saturday
Los Angeles Times, November 21, 2017

Garcetti kicks off ‘LA Original’ to support Los Angeles’ Creative Economy
My News LA, October 3, 2017

LA Mayor Launches ‘LA Original’ Line and Pop Up Shop to Support Local Manufacturers
Women’s Wear Daily, October 3, 2017

Honoring Women’s Equality Day
The Little Market, August 21, 2017

Meet MADE by DWC
The Little Market, July 19, 2017

The Second Life of Clothing You Donate
Racked LA, June 29, 2017

Hit the Mother Lode: 15 Gift Ideas for Mom on Mother’s Day
Los Angeles Times, April 28, 2017

A Job Training Program Offers Opportunity for Formerly Homeless Women
Link TV, March 29, 2017