Homelessness is a societal problem that is especially hard on women. Unhoused cisgender and transgender women are targets of misogyny and sexual violence on the streets, exacerbated by intersections of mental health, racism, underemployment, and domestic violence. The number of shelters and services available for women in Los Angeles is inadequate to meet the rising need.
Homelessness is not inevitable. Only through the collaboration of committed communities and allies like UUSM, can we change inequitable systems and individual lives.
The Downtown Women’s Center (DWC) is the only organization in greater Los Angeles focused exclusively on serving and empowering women experiencing homelessness and formerly homeless women. They envision a Los Angeles where every woman is housed, well, and on a path to personal stability. Visit the DWC website for more information on their housing, health, and advocacy efforts.
Our practice here at UUSM is to dedicate half of our non-pledge Sunday offerings to organizations doing work in the world that advances our Unitarian Universalist principles; the other 50% of the offering is used to support the life of our church.
UUSM’s Generous Congregation supports our church community. And together, we uplift the reach and impact of vital organizations doing work we could not do on our own. This month, half of our Sunday offerings will go to the life-changing work of the Downtown Women’s Center (DWC) .
Please consider supporting the mission of our church, and the DWC. To give right now, text “$10 GCC” to 844-982-0209. (One-time-only credit card registration required.)