Women's Daytime Drop-in Center

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The Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center (WDDC) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit program, in the San Francisco Bay Area, empowering women and children to move from the streets to a home by providing ongoing and intensive counseling, case management services, daily support groups, a comprehensive children’s program, a variety of referral services, and a transitional housing program for four single parent families.

The WDDC has evolved from its original mission of providing emergency and crisis response to a program of on-going support services. The WDDC serves an average of 150 women and children each month in a nurturing, home-like environment. Services are available at no fee to any homeless woman or child.

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RE: Donating nice & sturdy puzzles and toys

March 2005

I'd like to recommend the Women's Daytime Drop-in Center at 2218 Acton St., Berkeley, 548-2884. It is a wonderful place that offers services for homeless women and their kids. They can come during the day and get showers, meals, counseling, and a supportive, warm place off the streets. They have managed to get some of their clients into homes and jobs. Call them first and see if they can use your kids' stuff. They recently added a kids' room onto the back (the center is just a regular little house next to a city-run '' tot yard''), that is like a playroom/classroom.

For the information of anyone else who would like to donate to help the homeless: I used to take all my old women's clothing to the WDDC. Now they refer clothing donations to the Berkeley Ecumenical Chaplancy for the Homeless (another wonderful service for the homeless in a church at Durant and Elsworth), but they may still directly accept kids' clothing, I don't know.

You'll know that your donations are being well used by people who really need help! Cecelia

RE: Local Organizations that need our Support

Aug 2001

The Women's Daytime Drop-In Center in Berkeley serves homeless women and their children. Although they are not a collection facility, they can refer you to women who are making a transition to housing of their own and need furniture and items for children and the household. The main number is (510) 548-2884. J

RE: Where to donate women's clothing

March 1999

Right here in Berkeley, the Women's Daytime Drop-In Center at 2218 Acton (548-2884) can generally use clothes, particularly anything women can wear for job interviewing, etc. It sounds like exactly the kind of place you are looking for. They can use things other than clothing too (they usually have a list of things they need...I have goven irons, clocks, etc.). Give them a call. Charlotte

RE: Local Organizations that need our Support

Dec 1998

The Women's Daytime Drop-In Center is a nonprofit program addressing the needs of homeless women and children to ensure that they have a safe, daytime refuge where they receive support, nourishing meals, and access to community resources to overcome homelessness and regain their self-sufficiency. It is the only daytime program for women in Berkeley, and one of two in the East Bay. They serve an average of 150 women and children a month in a nurturing, homelike environment. Services are available at no fee to any homeless woman or child. They can be reached Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM at 2218 Acton Street, Berkeley, CA 94702 or call 548-2884. Natasha