Downtown Women’s Center gets a new home, but its 71 apartments are already full

Jul 7, 2011

Shirley Farris, 68, struggled with homelessness off and on for years. Now, she is a proud new resident of the Downtown Women’s Center, a shelter and support network in the heart of L.A.’s Skid Row. The DWC prides itself on its holistic approach to serving L.A.'s homeless women, but with all of its beds currently filled and a waiting list more than double its current occupancy, its story is also that of a community whose growing needs are far outpacing the services available.

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