SWIC’s purpose is to improve living conditions for its residents through civic engagement, health and human service programs, and affordable housing.
Today SWIC provides housing counseling, meals and food for seniors, exercise and fitness programs, health and disease-prevention programs, afterschool programs for youth, evening recreation and gang-diversion programs, an urban wildlife refuge and 19 units of affordable multi-family housing. SWIC serves more than 3,000 people each year.
The garden of hope supplement the center’s existing food pantry and be available to the dozens of seniors who visit the center each day, including those who rely on the center for their daily lunch. In addition, a welcoming outdoor classroom serve as dedicated space for local residents to learn about nutrition and healthy and active lifestyles.