The 360 hours of community service will be performed at the Downtown Women’s Center in Los Angeles. The sentence is part of her punishment for violating her probation with the theft of a necklace, for which she will also stand trial. The rest of her sentence, which Lindsay is appealing against through her lawyer, is a 120-day jail term.
The Downtown Women’s Centre (DWC) will be quite a culture shock for the “Mean Girls” and “Freaky Friday” star. CEO of the women’s centre, Lisa Watson, calls it “a life changing experience” for all who work there. She hopes that Lohan will be “inspired” by her time spent there. Presumably, the judge who sentenced her does too.
The DWC provides permanent housing for homeless women. Sentencing Lindsay Lohan last Friday, Judge Stephanie Sautner told Lohan that the community service would show Lindsay how women who have fallen on hard times cope with having the bare minimum.
So what will Lohan be doing at the DWC? The idea is that she will prepare and serve meals, sort through donations and also help case managers find homes and healthcare services for the women using the center.
The women’s center also operates an innovative scheme called Made by DWC. The enterprise provides a cafe and gift boutique so if Lindsay Lohan wants to get creative, she can do so there.
Let’s hope Lindsay Lohan gets her mojo back from years ago, seizes this opportunity, and starts back on the path towards being the promising young actress that she was just a few years ago. A little time on Skid Row should teach her to appreciate what she has and the DWC sounds like a very creative place to get started.