In the heart of San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood, Bay Area Women's and Children's Center is a unique presence. BAWCC focuses entirely on the needs and issues of low-income families, children, and women in this multi-ethnic, inner-city neighborhood.
BAWCC offers a variety of direct services that address immediate needs as well as long-term stability.
BAWCC also leads advocacy and planning work that has resulted in significant public policies and neighborhood institutions that have tangibly improved the daily lives of thousands of families, children, and women since 1981.
BAWCC's long-term projects have resulted in buildings and playgrounds for children of all ages including: five new playgrounds, a new recreation center with an adjacent children's playground, and a new 400-student public elementary school with an on-site family center run by BAWCC including a state-of-the-art dental clinic, computer center, counseling rooms, rooftop learning garden, beautiful library, and a welcoming family room where parents, guardians and family members can gather for classes or just for times to share with other parents.
Creating effective partnerships has also been an important part of BAWCC's work over the years and has enabled the Center to reach even more families, children and women with programs that have made a difference in their lives.