Human Services : Homeless Services

Downtown Women's Center

Every woman housed.

three stars

89.78

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

Board Leadership
Heather Rim
President

CEO
Lisa Watson
Interim Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.78 three stars
  Financial 86.12 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

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Financial

three stars

86.12

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
80.2%
  Administrative Expenses 9.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.87
  Program Expenses Growth 11.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 55.7%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,001,542
   Federated Campaigns $19,136
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $577,405
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,928,189
Total Contributions $7,526,272
   Program Service Revenue $1,120,103
Total Primary Revenue $8,646,375
   Other Revenue $281,150
TOTAL REVENUE $8,927,525
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,030,984
   Administrative Expenses $970,095
   Fundraising Expenses $1,091,068
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,092,147
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,164,622
   
Net Assets $16,546,477

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$177,978 1.76% Anne Miskey CEO

Mission

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.

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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

Lisa Watson
Interim Chief Executive Officer