Women helping women thrive!

The original project is The Center. It is a week-day drop-in center that offers safe and sacred opportunities for women in community, to heal from adverse life experiences, thrive, and enrich each other’s lives. There are two newer projects: Herban Works is a small and growing social enterprise. Sophia’s House will be a long term, residential recovery community for women.

A healing place to live while learning to thrive. It will provide housing and a holistic recovery program for survivors of prostitution, trafficking, prison, and addiction.  Target to open 2018-19.

A week-day drop-in center rooted in love. No judgment, no requirement, no fees, no paperwork, no appointments – just an open door. All women welcomed. Since 1999.

Made by women, made to heal. It involves growing herbs and medicinal flowers in an urban setting, and then making products for sale out of them.
Started in 2015.

Our Partners

These agencies with the women’s center have partnered as LA Women Rising to raise awareness about violence against women, believing that they can make more of a difference together than alone. Shared events and information are posted on the LA Women Rising Facebook page.