Dwight’s Women Shelter
2140 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Voicemail: (510) 423-3659
570 University Hall #1190
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-1190
Women’s Clinic operates on Monday nights from 7:00PM-9:00PM
The idea for the Women’s Clinic began in fall of 1996. During that time, there was steady discussion of specifically reaching out to women and children, who normally comprised a minority at the regular Tuesday night General Clinic. The reason for this most likely stems from the fact that the General Clinic is open during the evening, and is therefore unsafe or inconvenient for that particular population to utilize.
In an effort to address these concerns, a expansion of the General Clinic was put into place on Monday afternoons at the Berkeley Free Clinic drop-in center. After a semester-long trial run, it was found that the new ‘Expansion Clinic’ was not accomplishing its original goals. Following a six month hiatus of re-planning, the new drop-in center was re-opened at the Dwight Way Women’s Shelter in the spring of 1998.
The only parking is on the streets. To enter, go down the walkway on the west side of the building and ring the bell to the door on the left. Shelter staff will let you in. The Women’s Clinic mainly serves the group of women who seek assistance at the Dwight Way Women’s Shelter, caring for roughly thirty clients per night on average. Nevertheless, all services are available to nonresidents, provided on a first-come, first-served basis with a priority to clients who have not previously received services.