Anne Douglas, wife of actor Kirk Douglas, was a major advocate for people experiencing homelessness. She visited the Los Angeles Mission in the early 90’s and toured the facility, which at the time, only had a program for men. When she asked where the women stayed, she was shown a bunk bed at the end of a row, separated from the male bunk beds by a sheet. She decided it had to be done, so she and her husband raised the money and built the Anne Douglas Center for Women. It opened in 1992 when Anne Douglas was 73 years old. She passed in 2021, just short of the center’s 30th anniversary. Those who knew her say that she was a light and a force, and she spread her love tirelessly to women in need.
WUNZ is beginning its journey to serve the women in the Anne Douglas Center for Women. We are honored and excited to participate in continuing Anne's tradition of service.
Read more about the center here.
Johnetta Tripplett, graduate of ADCW and owner of Downtown Flower Child Floral Design (left) Genevieve, WUNZ Founder (right) at the First Annual ADCW Luncheon.