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Linda Ilsley
Karen Sherwood

Advisory Board
Nancy Hanson
Teresa Rosati-Royer
Janaki Welch

Deborah Ackrich
Lorna Bank
Becca Barkin
Noelle Berman
Linda Bolhuis
Dana Briskman
Leslie Carlson
Colleen Carroll
Claire Chapman
Patty Colvig
Paula Dove
Elizabeth Dupuy
Paula Fagan
Geraldine Flaxman
Sue Forbes
Marlene Frantz
Rebecca Franco
Isabel Freeman
Annie Gabbert
Eve Gaines
Bridget Gardner
Randi Gottlieb
Catherine Grasso
Bonnie Graves
Linda Handler
Nancy Hanson
Linda Ilsley
Azmina Kanji
Deborah Kashinsky
Lizzie Kipner
Pat Lester
Susan Lovell
Linda Lynch
Linda Mann
Catherine McClenahan
Barbara Metzenbaum
Brianna Miller
Patricia Mitchell
Mary Morley
Andrea Palella
Jill Palethorpe
Paulette Rapp
Pat Rice
Teresa Rosati-Royer
Karen Saeki
Sandy Savas
Karen Sherwood
Debra Skelton
Wendy Skolfield
Heather Tehrani
Barbara Waldman
Janaki Welch
Nicola Zvorsky
Connie Zweig

Arlette Parker


It’s the little things...
A new kettle, fresh bath towels and crisp new sheets that help create a comfortable and welcoming home for families coming off the streets.

Topanga Women's Circle (TWC) is committed to making a difference to homeless families as they move into transitional housing. By enhancing their lives at a crucial time, they are given a sense of dignity and self-worth.   

TWC is an organization of volunteer women who help the neediest of families by furnishing their new housing with the little necessities we take for granted. By providing new and like-new items, we help create an environment of comfort, warmth and dignity.

We presently work with two community housing organizations:
Venice Community Housing and Westwood Transitional Village.

TWC purchases and receives donations of new bedding, bathroom towels, rugs, personal and cleaning products, kitchen supplies, non-perishable food items, infant and toddler clothing and age-appropriate books and toys. Gently used lamps, rugs and tchotchkes help turn a bare-bones space into a home.

When the families later move into more permanent housing, they take with them all the items provided by TWC.

The need in Los Angeles is great. There are currently over 8,000 homeless families and many more teetering on the brink. TWC approaches this problem by encouraging women within our community to participate in a hands-on way in improving the lives of those who so very desperately need our help.

Storage Bin at Pine Tree Circle

TWC is a project of Community Partners


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