The mission of the Dumas Wesley Community Center (DWCC) 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 was founded in 1903 by the United Methodist Women and 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, Dumas Wesley offers over a dozen programs and services for the working poor and the homeless.
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 family income of less than $20,000 annually. 99% of the clients served directly by DWCC are low-income and approximately 95% are minority.
In 2020, Dumas Wesley Community Center provided 220,010 direct services for low-income families, at-risk youth, disadvantaged seniors and homeless families.