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About Us

The mission of the Dumas Wesley Community Center (DWCC) 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.

Founded in 1903 by Methodist women in the Mobile area, the Dumas Wesley Community Center has been serving the community for over a century. Dumas Wesley was originally tasked with providing childcare to the disadvantaged families working in the cotton mills of Crichton, Alabama. Today, the Center offers over a dozen programs and services for the working poor and the homeless in the Mobile and Baldwin communities.

DWCC is a neighborhood based non-profit organization located in the Crichton community. The majority of households in Crichton are headed by single mothers with an average annual family income of less than $25,000. 99% of the clients served directly by DWCC are low-income and approximately 95% are minority.

In 2023, the Dumas Wesley Community Center deployed 343,238 direct services to our neighbors in need (a 12% increase from 2022).