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Human Services : Homeless Services

Downtown Women's Center

Every woman housed.

four stars

91.49

442 South San Pedro Street Los Angeles, CA 90013
tel: (213) 680-0600   Web Site
EIN: 31-1597223

Board Leadership
Heather Rim
President

CEO
Anne Miskey
Chief Executive Officer

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.49 four stars
  Financial 88.65 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Downtown Women's Center (DWC) is to end women's homelessness in greater Los Angeles through housing, wellness, and advocacy.

We envision a Los Angeles with every woman housed and on a path to personal stability. Founded in 1978 and located in Skid Row, DWC is committed to providing critical services in the most high-need area. We implement all activities through four streams of programming--Day Center, Housing and Supportive Services, Health and Wellness, and Job Readiness and Supportive Employment. Our innovative, holistic, and individualized approach to ending homelessness for women addresses all dimensions of participants' needs. In 2018 we will provide 100,000 meals, 14,000 case management sessions, on-site and community-based housing to over 250 women, and an array of job readiness, and health services to 800 chronically homeless and extremely low-income women.

The mission of Downtown Women's Center (DWC) is to end women's homelessness in greater Los Angeles through housing, wellness, and advocacy.

We envision a Los Angeles with every woman housed and on a path to personal stability. Founded in 1978 and located in Skid Row, DWC is committed to providing critical services in the most high-need area. We implement all activities through four streams of programming--Day Center, Housing and Supportive Services, Health and Wellness, and Job Readiness and Supportive Employment. Our innovative, holistic, and individualized approach to ending homelessness for women addresses all dimensions of participants' needs. In 2018 we will provide 100,000 meals, 14,000 case management sessions, on-site and community-based housing to over 250 women, and an array of job readiness, and health services to 800 chronically homeless and extremely low-income women.

Results Information

Reported Results
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Total in 2015
Number of homeless participants engaged in mental health services
202
Number of direct care staff who received training in trauma informed care
96
Number of women counseled about mammograms
256
Number of volunteers
4,941
Number of clients served
3,223
Number of participants who gain employment
55
Percent of households that retain permanent housing for at least 6 months.
98
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Financial

three stars

88.65

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
80.3%
  Administrative Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.21
  Program Expenses Growth 10.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 53.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Downtown Women's Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Downtown Women's Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Downtown Women's Center (CA) 91.49 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,009,210
   Federated Campaigns $11,618
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,058,777
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,978,075
Total Contributions $8,057,680
   Program Service Revenue $553,562
Total Primary Revenue $8,611,242
   Other Revenue $565,320
TOTAL REVENUE $9,176,562
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,327,396
   Administrative Expenses $760,726
   Fundraising Expenses $958,583
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,046,705
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $129,857
   
Net Assets $17,489,376

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Health and Well-Being $3,105,169 42.4%
Residence $2,916,653 39.8%
Education & Job Readiness $1,305,574 17.8%

Ratings History
Downtown Women's Center has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 05/01/2018 91.49 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 90.55 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.43 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 06/01/2015 95.20 four stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 96.78 four stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 94.13 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 94.46 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 92.77 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/22/2010 89.77 three stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 92.07 four stars
2007-12 03/01/2009 92.06 four stars
2006-12 03/01/2008 98.21 four stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 88.40 three stars
2004-12 07/01/2006 95.30 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 31-1597223
Name in IRS Master File DOWNTOWN WOMENS CENTER
NTEE Code P83
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date March, 1979
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$166,580 1.84% Anne Miskey CEO

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Charity Contact Info

Downtown Women's Center
442 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
tel: (213) 680-0600
EIN: 31-1597223

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Board Leadership

Heather Rim
President

CEO

Anne Miskey
Chief Executive Officer

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