Swing Brazil Tribe director, Vida Vierra, left, gets a hug from Sherry Pachardo, who is homeless, during the opening ceremonies for the Downtown Women's Center in Los Angeles on Friday, Dec. 10, 2010.... more 
Swing Brazil Tribe director, Vida Vierra, left, gets a hug from Sherry Pachardo, who is homeless, during the opening ceremonies for the Downtown Women's Center in Los Angeles on Friday, Dec. 10, 2010. The DWC which was founded in 1978 for homeless women in the heart of Los Angeles, now serves more than 2500 women daily and features 47 unique, single-room apartment units in which women live on a permanent basis. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Damian Dovarganes
Fri, Dec 10, 2010 4:48 PM EST