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MADE by DWC is a product and retail social enterprise created by the Downtown Women’s Center to break the cycles of chronic unemployment and homelessness by empowering women to discover talents and develop skills through vocational opportunities, and generate economic and social capital to support workforce development programs. DWC’s social enterprise include Handmade, a line of unique products designed and produced by the women; a CAFÉ & Gift Boutique providing coffee, tea, fresh fare; and a Resale Boutique with women’s apparel and accessories. Participants receive intensive job-readiness, training, and transitional employment opportunities within retail and production environments.

Target Population & Eligibility: Homeless/Unstable Housing, Women

Industry/Positions: Retail, Food Service, Art, Administration

Transitional Duration: 4 months

Location(s): Downtown Los Angeles

Intake Address: 442 San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

Contact: (213) 793-0971

Districts/Areas: City Council District 14, County Supervisor District 1, Service Planning Area 4

Organization Types

Employment Social Enterprise

Populations Served

Homeless/Unstable Housing