Women's Daytime Drop-In Center

Women's Daytime Drop-In Center WDDC creates a bridge to safe housing and self-sufficiency for unhoused women and their families. Open Monday - Friday, we serve over 250 families a month.
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WDDC provides a vital link to resources that unhoused women and children need to make the transition to safe and permanent housing and self sufficiency. We offer case management by phone and general housing support services. Our hospitality services include providing hot meals, groceries, hygiene products, and diapers to our participants with the help of 20+volunteers each week. As a Housing Res

ource Center for Berkeley, Albany and Emeryville families, we offer them family assessments and housing counseling. WDDC was the first daytime program for women and children in Berkeley, CA and was established in 1988.

Happy Halloween from your local super-sheroes!๐Ÿ’ฅWe don't always wear capes, but we are always here when the community cal...
10/31/2023

Happy Halloween from your local super-sheroes!๐Ÿ’ฅWe don't always wear capes, but we are always here when the community calls๐Ÿ’œ

Thank you so much for sharing our work, and for the work you do for women as well! ๐Ÿฅฐ
10/31/2023

Thank you so much for sharing our work, and for the work you do for women as well! ๐Ÿฅฐ

Meet our friends in Alameda County, 's Daytime Drop-In Center ! ๐Ÿ’œโœจ Women's Daytime Drop-In Center in Berkeley, CA, has been providing housing, guidance, food, hygiene items, and counseling for women and families for over 33 years! Their drop-in services are available Monday through Friday 9am-2pm. You can email [email protected] or give them a call at (510) 548-2884 to sign up for their services. Learn more about WDDC at www.womensdropin.org ๐Ÿค—

WDDC Recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month! ๐Ÿ’œWomenโ€™s Daytime Drop-In was born from a community of women gathering...
10/16/2023

WDDC Recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month! ๐Ÿ’œ

Womenโ€™s Daytime Drop-In was born from a community of women gathering to support families experiencing domestic violence and homelessness. ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆFor 35 years, weโ€™ve empowered families towards healing from the effects of domestic violence.

We provide counseling, resources, & brave spaces for hundreds of mothers & children. โœŠIn a world where nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner, we lift up our voices to help!

Share and donate this month โ€“ we are not alone!

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08/28/2023

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We are looking for additional Friday volunteers - email cj@womensdropin.org for more details!
08/15/2023

We are looking for additional Friday volunteers - email [email protected] for more details!

Women's Daytime Drop-In Center gives out free breakfast and lunch, groceries and other supplies each, Monday through Friday. to unhoused and low income women and children -- Mon - Fri 8:30 - 3:30....

This week, we received a very thoughtful contribution to our work from BNBuilders๐ŸŽ’. We are so appreciative! ๐ŸฅฐAs we prepa...
08/04/2023

This week, we received a very thoughtful contribution to our work from BNBuilders๐ŸŽ’. We are so appreciative! ๐ŸฅฐAs we prepare for the new school year, we will be distributing these backpacks & school supplies for all ages. ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“’๐Ÿ–โœ๏ธYou can set up a donation today via email!

07/25/2023
Thank you WDDC Board Member Jessie Hawk for your generous donation of new children's underwear & toothbrushes!๐Ÿ’œ Due to d...
07/11/2023

Thank you WDDC Board Member Jessie Hawk for your generous donation of new children's underwear & toothbrushes!๐Ÿ’œ Due to donations such as these we have been able to provide several thousand free toothbrushes, soap bars, shampoos, & other urgent supplies for unhoused children & women each year! ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ

07/06/2023

Do you or someone you know need housing assistance in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, or New York City? Are you seeking emergency shelter, subsidized housing, fighting an eviction, or experiencing abuse and need a safe place to stay?

You are not alone, and One Degree can help you connect with local resources that match your situation. Visit www.1degree.org or text 844-833-1334 to search for any keyword (for example, "shelter" or "eviction" or โ€œdomestic violenceโ€).

We also understand that it's sometimes more comfortable talking with a real person, so we've listed resources below that provide direct housing navigation assistance by phone or in person. Click the link for your area to view the organization's phone number, location, hours, and feedback from community members.

REMEMBER: If you are struggling to get helpโ€”with housing, food, money, healthcare, childcare, mental health, aging services, disability assistance, or another urgent need โ€” www.1degree.org is a free, easy-to-use platform to connect you with the help you need.

Because getting help should be easy.
www.1degree.org
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Bay Area: Women's Daytime Drop-In Center
https://www.1degree.org/opp/get-housing-referrals-and-drop-in-women-s-daytime-drop-in-center-berkeley-ca?p=SM-FB-ALL-housing-2023-JUN-25-en

LA: LA Family Housing
https://www.1degree.org/opp/get-connected-to-referrals-and-la-family-housing-lafh-north-hollywood-ca?p=SM-FB-ALL-housing-2023-JUN-25-en

NYC: Committee for Hispanic Children & Families
https://www.1degree.org/opp/get-help-with-finding-affordable-committee-for-hispanic-children-new-york-ny?p=SM-FB-ALL-housing-2023-JUN-25-en

We are currently out of all these items and could use your help. These hygiene needs are requested every day at the cent...
07/03/2023

We are currently out of all these items and could use your help. These hygiene needs are requested every day at the center, in travel and family sizes. Please share and donate if you can! ๐Ÿ’œ

Please share and donate if you can ๐Ÿ’œ
06/08/2023

Please share and donate if you can ๐Ÿ’œ

THANK YOU  for organizing and inviting us to this beautiful community BBQ & carnival ๐ŸŽช๐Ÿฅฐwe had so much fun in the sun sha...
06/03/2023

THANK YOU for organizing and inviting us to this beautiful community BBQ & carnival ๐ŸŽช๐Ÿฅฐwe had so much fun in the sun sharing snacks and resources! Check out this beautiful organization for support with domestic violence and empowerment. ๐Ÿ’•

Today we want to uplift and celebrate the AMAZING efforts of Lea Will, who organized a heartfelt donation of warm coats ...
05/25/2023

Today we want to uplift and celebrate the AMAZING efforts of Lea Will, who organized a heartfelt donation of warm coats for the center while in high school! ๐ŸคฉLea is a bright young woman with a powerful path ahead of her and we are so honored to be supported by her and her mother, Keshia.๐Ÿ’œ

If you or a friend are interested in organizing a group donation to the WDDC, please email [email protected]

We are also raising funds all month to support the celebration of the mothers, sisters, and others in our community who continue to embody love and empowerment. ๐Ÿซถ

At the end of this month there will be an amazingly diverse and powerful film festival, completely ONLINE with proceeds ...
05/17/2023

At the end of this month there will be an amazingly diverse and powerful film festival, completely ONLINE with proceeds being donated to our center! ๐Ÿ˜Please, buy your ticket today! ๐Ÿ’œ

It has been an honor to spend this Mother's Day with the Black Panther Party & Self Help Hunger Program! Shoutout to all...
05/14/2023

It has been an honor to spend this Mother's Day with the Black Panther Party & Self Help Hunger Program! Shoutout to all the Mother's in the struggle. Let's continue to uplift the women in our world with real love ๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒป

The WDDC celebrates mothers sisters & others every day of the month with these special programs & community offerings. ๐ŸŒธ...
05/09/2023

The WDDC celebrates mothers sisters & others every day of the month with these special programs & community offerings. ๐ŸŒธโœจ๏ธSupport our work by sharing & donating today! We appreciate all the love ๐Ÿ’œ

The mighty and illustrious sisters of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Just dropped of 60 FAMILY SIZED hygiene kits a...
05/05/2023

The mighty and illustrious sisters of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Just dropped of 60 FAMILY SIZED hygiene kits and snacks! We cannot thank y'all enough for showing up and showing out ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’œ

Hey, Mamas! You can pick up a book to read with your kids any day of the week between 9am-2pm. ๐Ÿ“š We've got a bunch of gr...
04/27/2023

Hey, Mamas! You can pick up a book to read with your kids any day of the week between 9am-2pm. ๐Ÿ“š We've got a bunch of great stories, educational resources, and coloring books for all ages ๐Ÿ’œ

This powerful 15 year old named Amani Shroff dropped off 50 care packages for our moms & their families! ๐Ÿ’œ She raised th...
04/26/2023

This powerful 15 year old named Amani Shroff dropped off 50 care packages for our moms & their families! ๐Ÿ’œ She raised the funds for this awesome donation through her business, which buys beautiful hand made items from street vending female entrepreneurs, and donates the profits to women's empowerment organizations. โœจ๏ธ The future is definitely female, and very bright with young leaders like Amani shining their light. Check out her website & support women worldwide! ๐Ÿฆ‹

This amazing group of UC students spent their Friday deeply cleaning & landscaping our center. ๐Ÿ’œ They also donated a ton...
04/10/2023

This amazing group of UC students spent their Friday deeply cleaning & landscaping our center. ๐Ÿ’œ They also donated a ton of perfectly packaged hygiene kits, & started their own Instagram to support us! We are very grateful for all their support. If you're interested in organizing a group volunteer project, email [email protected] or DM us!

Got any extra shampoo and conditioner? We distribute these items regularly through our center, and are in need of more. ...
03/31/2023

Got any extra shampoo and conditioner? We distribute these items regularly through our center, and are in need of more. If you have any travel or full sized unopened hair products, we can put them to good use! Email or call us to confirm drop-offs ๐Ÿ’œ

We are out of our most requested item: Baby Wipes. You can help support the center by donating baby wipes online or in p...
03/09/2023

We are out of our most requested item: Baby Wipes. You can help support the center by donating baby wipes online or in person.

๐Ÿ™Œ ๐Ÿ™Œ BIG THANKS to our wonderful supporters for donating plastic bags! ๐Ÿ›๏ธ Your donations help us bag groceries for our ho...
03/06/2023

๐Ÿ™Œ ๐Ÿ™Œ BIG THANKS to our wonderful supporters for donating plastic bags! ๐Ÿ›๏ธ Your donations help us bag groceries for our homeless clients and make a difference in their lives. Remember, you can donate plastic bags and paper bags (with handles) to us anytime! Keep them coming ๐Ÿ™

Help us bag up kindness! Donate plastic bags to us. Durable plastic shopping bags are vital to our operations as we use ...
02/28/2023

Help us bag up kindness! Donate plastic bags to us.

Durable plastic shopping bags are vital to our operations as we use them to hand out groceries, diapers, wipes, hygiene products and more to our clients!

We also accept paper shopping bags *with* handles but regret that we canโ€™t take used canvas bags.

Drop your bags outside our center at 2218 Acton Street! Thank you for your help! ๐Ÿ’œ

Our stories are black history ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘Š๐ŸฝTaking a moment to appreciate this amazing wall of black icons created by one of our...
02/13/2023

Our stories are black history ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘Š๐ŸฝTaking a moment to appreciate this amazing wall of black icons created by one of our colleagues! Letโ€™s celebrate these trailblazers now, AND all year round.

Whatโ€™s the Lunar New Year without snacks? ๐ŸŠ ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿฅ  Last Saturday, our friends at Shu Ren International School (Shu Ren Inte...
01/25/2023

Whatโ€™s the Lunar New Year without snacks? ๐ŸŠ ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿฅ 

Last Saturday, our friends at Shu Ren International School (Shu Ren International School ) assembled 200 snack bags for the Womensโ€™ Daytime Drop-in Center as part of their schoolโ€™s Lunar New Year celebrations. Our director of operations Dawn was also there to share more about WDDC and why we do what we do ๐Ÿ’œ

A big THANK YOU to the parents and students who took part in the snack donation drive. The mothers whom we serve often request snacks to fill their kidsโ€™ bellies. Weโ€™re sure our youngest clients will adore these snack bags, which Shu Ren students decorated!

Finally, hereโ€™s wishing all who celebrate a Happy Lunar New Year! ๐Ÿงง

Thank you JCC of the East Bay for your kind support! We always appreciate and welcome hygiene supplies ๐Ÿ™
12/15/2022

Thank you JCC of the East Bay for your kind support! We always appreciate and welcome hygiene supplies ๐Ÿ™

Last week our Community Engagement Coordinator Emma brought five boxes of hygiene supplies that we collected as a community to the Women's Daytime Drop-In Center in Berkeley. Thank you so much to everyone who contributed!

Check out this Friday's newsletter for an announcement about another exciting opportunity to support our friends at WDDC. What could it be??? Here's a hint: ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿงถโ˜•๏ธ

Thank you Fit4mom 510 for your support! ๐Ÿ’œ
12/15/2022

Thank you Fit4mom 510 for your support! ๐Ÿ’œ

It's  ! Here are 2 simple ways you can help support homeless women and children:ย ๐Ÿ’ต Give a financial donation to support ...
11/29/2022

It's ! Here are 2 simple ways you can help support homeless women and children:ย 

๐Ÿ’ต Give a financial donation to support our essential services. Your gift helpsย us provide clients with food, hygiene items, diapers, housing case management and general housing resource referrals.

๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸผDonate here:ย https://secure.donationpay.org/womensdropin/ย 

๐Ÿ›’ Purchase essential supplies through our Amazon Wish list. These supplies will go directly to our clients. We also accept in-kind donations, dropped off at our center. PS: Our clients prefer Safeway gift cards which they can use on both food and gas!

๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸพShop our Amazon Wish List here: bit.ly/wddc-wishlist

(All links to donate are also in our Instagram bio!)

Please spread the love!

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2218 Acton Street
Berkeley, CA
94702

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 4pm

Telephone

(510) 548-2884

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Located in West Berkeley, the WDDC is the first daytime program for women and children in Berkeley. Established in 1988 as a volunteer cooperative, WDDC's staff continue to be mostly community volunteers providing services five days a week. The WDDC has evolved from its original mission of providing emergency and crisis response to a program of on-going support services. WDDC serves an average of 150 women and children each month in a nurturing, home like environment.