The mission of the Dumas Wesley Community Center of Mobile, Alabama is to EDUCATE, EMPOWER and ENRICH our local community through collaborative programs of Christian service 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 the Crichton community inMobile, Alabama. Over the years DWCC evolved to meet the needs of the community, becoming a multi-service center offering after school care, tutoring, a food pantry, a day program for senior citizens, a transportation program for senior citizen and neighborhood outreach. The Sybil H. Smith FamilyVillage, DWCC’s transitional housing program, was opened in 1999 to address the gap in services along the housing continuum in Mobile for families who need more time to work on goals than is permissible in emergency housing settings. The Village has served nearly 350 women 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.