About

The mission of the Dumas Wesley Community Center of Mobile, Alabama is to EDUCATE, EMPOWER and ENRICH our local community through collaborative programs that provide for immediate human needs, strengthen family life, develop leadership and encourage personal responsibility.

The Dumas Wesley Community Center (DWCC) was founded in 1903 by the United Methodist Women and has been serving the community for over a hundred years. DWCC originally started its mission work by serving poor women and  children who worked in the cotton mills of  Crichton, Alabama. Over the years the DWCC evolved to become a multi-service community center offering transitional housing for homeless families, medical transportation for senior citizens, after-school programs, summer camp, tutoring, food pantry, clothing closet, neighborhood outreach, and day programs for senior citizens.

The Sybil H. Smith Family Village, DWCC’s transitional housing program, was opened in 1999 to address the gap in services along the housing continuum in Mobile for families that need more time to work on long-term goals. The Village has served over 850 individuals and 238 families from Mobile and surrounding counties.

DWCC is a neighborhood based non-profit organization located in Crichton. The majority of households in Crichton are headed by single mothers with an average family income of less than $10,000 per year. 69% of the clients served directly by DWCC have low-income and approximately 95% are minority.