- HIV TEST
- Mental health
- STIs TEST
The Downtown Women’s Center (DWC) is the only organization in Los Angeles focused exclusively on serving and empowering women experiencing homelessness and formerly homeless women.
DWC WOMEN’S HEALTH CLINIC
Our Women’s Health Clinic, operated in partnership with the John Wesley Community Health Institute (JWCH), is the only women’s clinic in all of Skid Row. We provide primary care, STD and HIV testing, tuberculosis and cancer screenings, vaccinations, mammograms, and physical as well as mental health assessments.
Our exceptionally-trained staff also focus on preventative care to reduce diabetes, obesity, hypertension, and other chronic diseases. Clinic offerings are further supplemented with self-care and health education workshops, fitness classes, and enrichment activities.
Women experiencing homelessness frequently have unique healthcare needs that are unmet by existing healthcare systems. Providing these services in a women-only environment is critical not only to ensuring that women receive the necessary care, but also to reducing the chance of re-traumatization for women who have experienced violence at the hands of men.