Downtown Women’s Center Receives National Honor for Preservation and Enhancement of Historic Building
I am proud to note that our city shared in this honor for our part in ensuring that this building was transferred to DWC for this purpose. Co-recipients of the award included the Ninth Council District, the CRA, the Spectra Company and the architects and engineers responsible for the design.
The new center is an extremely important component in helping low-income and homeless women achieve stability in their lives. With over 50,000 homeless in Los Angeles County alone, including a large concentration in Central City East, permanent supportive housing is one of the strongest and most successful tools in our efforts to address the challenges associated with homelessness. The award was befitting a state-of-the-art facility serving some of our most under-served communities. During this holiday season, it is only fitting that we celebrate our non-profit partners and thank them for the outstanding work and service that they provide throughout the year.