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Downtown Women’s Center: Lavena Lewis

LA Loop

Lavena is the founder of the vegan and leather goods brand Vena Vena Handcrafted which she launched in 2017 while she was a resident of Downtown Women’s Center, a homeless shelter in Los Angeles. (How amazing is that?) DWC changed her life. And Lavena inspires us to dream and spread goodness all around. LOOPin supports women like Lavena through our continued support of Downtown Women's Center.

Made by DWC empowers homeless women

Los Angeles Downtown News

A lot of times when you are homeless, you are invisible. You have to put on this facade. It’s a lot of acting going on. It’s nice to be able to drop your hands and be who are you. … The program really works because they accept you for who you are, meet you where you are and help you to get to where you want to go, Lewis added.

Meet Lavena Lewis: CEO of Vena Vena Handcrafted

Shoutout LA

Q: What do you attribute your success to? A: Never giving up! I’m doing what I love and I’m always finding new opportunities.

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