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Human Services : Homeless Services

Downtown Women's Center

Every woman housed.

91.68

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

Board Leadership
Elizabeth Faraut
President

CEO
Amy Turk
Chief Executive Officer

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.68
  Financial 88.94
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

88.94

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
81.3%
  Administrative Expenses 9.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.55
  Program Expenses Growth 11.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 55.5%
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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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Downtown Women's Center (CA) 91.68
Safe Haven Family Shelter (TN) 94.42
Jubilee Housing (DC) 86.00
Interfaith Family Services (TX) 86.26
Stephen Center (NE) 89.02

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,433,893
   Federated Campaigns $42,611
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $902,869
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,783,833
Total Contributions $10,163,206
   Program Service Revenue $1,243,185
Total Primary Revenue $11,406,391
   Other Revenue $322,294
TOTAL REVENUE $11,728,685
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,062,867
   Administrative Expenses $1,040,542
   Fundraising Expenses $859,246
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,962,655
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-233,970
   
Net Assets $17,097,947

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
Housing $4,681,539 46.5%
Health and Wellness $3,073,398 30.5%
Education & Job Readiness $2,307,930 22.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 07/01/2021 91.68
2018-12 05/01/2020 89.75
2017-12 05/01/2019 89.78
2016-12 05/01/2018 91.49
2015-12 07/01/2017 90.55
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.43
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 06/01/2015 95.20
2012-12 05/01/2014 96.78
2011-12 03/01/2013 94.13
2010-12 04/01/2012 94.46
2009-12 09/20/2011 92.77
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/22/2010 89.77
2008-12 06/01/2010 92.07
2007-12 03/01/2009 92.06
2006-12 03/01/2008 98.21
2005-12 12/15/2006 88.40
2004-12 07/01/2006 95.30

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$200,000 1.67% Lisa Watson Interim CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Downtown Women's Center (CA) 91.68
Homes with Hope, Inc. (CT) 89.34
Miriam's Kitchen (DC) 91.36
LifeMoves (CA) 94.16
Samaritan Inns, Inc. (DC) 94.74

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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

Elizabeth Faraut
President

CEO

Amy Turk
Chief Executive Officer

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