Human Services : Homeless Services

Downtown Women's Center

Every woman housed.

three stars

89.75

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

Board Leadership
Heather Rim
President

CEO
Amy Turk
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.75 three stars
  Financial 86.07 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2019
Number of homeless participants engaged in mental health services
400
Number of direct care staff who received training in trauma informed care
150
Number of volunteers
5,000
Number of clients served
5,438
Number of participants who gain employment
113
Percent of households that retain permanent housing for at least 6 months.
100
Number of homeless participants engaged in housing services
198
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

86.07

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
80.0%
  Administrative Expenses 9.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.68
  Program Expenses Growth 13.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 56.4%
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 $6,173,610
   Federated Campaigns $85,813
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $613,841
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,535,362
Total Contributions $10,408,626
   Program Service Revenue $1,110,047
Total Primary Revenue $11,518,673
   Other Revenue $70,596
TOTAL REVENUE $11,589,269
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,727,220
   Administrative Expenses $1,113,267
   Fundraising Expenses $1,094,811
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,935,298
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $653,971
   
Net Assets $16,891,322

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$130,330 1.19% Lisa Watson Interim CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$90,049 0.82% Anne Miskey Former 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

Amy Turk
Chief Executive Officer