Philanthropy is an integral part of what WOW does. Our broad founding mission was to make a difference and challenge the status quo. Specifically, we want to make a difference in our industry and our local communities.
We accomplish that by partnering with local and national philanthropy initiatives.
Casa de las Madres
The mission of La Casa de las Madres is to respond to calls for help from domestic violence victims, of all ages, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We give survivors the tools to transform their lives. We seek to prevent future violence by educating the community and by redefining public perceptions about domestic violence. For more information about what Casa de las Madres is doing and how you can get involved click the link below!
SAVE's mission is to strengthen every individual and family we serve with the knowledge and support needed to break the cycle of domestic violence and build healthier lives. For more than 40 years, SAVE has pursued this mission by delivering a continuum of services including: our Empowerment Center where all community members have access to our comprehensive services including case management, emergency safety planning, survival supplies (food, clothing, and toiletries), criminal justice advocacy and court accompaniment, and assistance finding shelter; 24-Hour Crisis Hotline staffed by trained domestic violence advocates who offer emotional support, referrals, and crisis intervention; a 25-bed, Safe House for families fleeing abuse; DV Housing First, a subsidized program, offering housing and support services to survivors of domestic violence and their children as they move toward self-sufficiency; Counseling Services Program offering psychotherapy for individuals, families and groups; Youth Services promoting healthy relationships through educational programs, restorative justice, and youth leadership and community outreach; Community Oriented Prevention Services partnering with five local police departments to improve law enforcement’s response to abuse victims and increase the officers’ understanding of the dynamics of domestic abuse. Last year, we served more than 10,000 individuals across all our programs. For more information about what SAVE is and the important work they are doing to end domestic violence click on the link below!
Mary’s Place offers proven, effective solutions for addressing family homelessness. At ten locations across King County they are providing nearly 600 shelter beds to keep families safe and together. Resources are offered for employment, housing, wellness, and financial stability through on-site services provided by more than 40 local non-profit organizations. Kids Club provides age-appropriate activities, including arts and crafts, book groups, games, homework help. Our Popsicle Place program provides safe shelter for families with a critically-ill child. For more information click on the link below!
Los Angeles Food Bank
Community support enables the Food Bank to serve more than 300,000 people every month. Approximately one-quarter of our food goes to children, and roughly one-fifth ends up in the hands of older adults. It is estimated that only 10% of our food goes to the homeless, but this is an important population for us. The majority of our food goes to low-income families and individuals who sometimes struggle to make ends meet in this expensive location that we all call home. For more information on how to get involved click the link below!
Los Angeles Downtown Women's Center
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.For more information on how to get involved click the link below!