Almost half a million Americans are experiencing homelessness. Of those, 35 percent were unsheltered and 65 percent were in temporary housing. And nearly half of those living unsheltered are located in The Little Market’s home state of California.* We ethically source products from social enterprises that empower these individuals with job training, employment, supportive housing, and the professional skills needed to transition out of homelessness.

Access to stable, reliable employment and livable wages provides opportunities to reduce homelessness and inequality.

Made by DWC

Downtown Women's Center

Melt + Pour

MADE by DWC, the social enterprise component of the Downtown Women's Center in Los Angeles, California, provides intensive job training and transitional employment opportunities within product and retail environments. These programs give the essential skills and support needed to transition out of homelessness. Through dignified work, participants can rebuild their self-esteem and create safer, healthier futures.