The Downtown Women’s Center (DWC) honored Munger, Tolles & Olson at its 14th Annual Gala on Sept. 26.
The honor is an acknowledgement of the pro bono work the firm has completed on behalf of the Los Angeles-based center, including the recent work of Kim Chi, Patrick Anderson, Rachel Stein, Misty Sanford, Ben Howell, Mary Ann Todd, Katherine Forster and Munger Tolles alum Paula Levy representing the Center in connection with its recent facilities expansion and the opening of its MADE by DWC social enterprise project.
DWC’s new facility, which opened in December 2010, is located on San Pedro Street. The new location has 71 permanent supportive housing units and several offices and rooms to support the center’s suite of social services. It is more than twice the size of the DWC’s longtime Los Angeles Street location. In addition, there is a Day Center which provides meals, showers, beds and clothing to about 140 women daily, a full medical and mental health clinic, and job training programs at the MADE by DWC gift shop and café.
Munger Tolles is a proud supporter of the center in advocating an end to homelessness for women. “We believe the center’s work is very important to our community and we are deeply honored to receive this recognition” said Munger Tolles Managing Partner Sandra A. Seville-Jones.
Founded in 1978, the Downtown Women’s Center is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization that provides over 75,000 meals, permanent supportive housing apartments, and a wide array of health, education, and other supportive services to nearly 5,000 homeless and extremely low-income women each year. Ms. Forster serves as a board member for the Downtown Women's Center.