Women in need, we’re here for you.

The mission of the Empowerment Program is to provide education, employment assistance, health, housing referrals, and support services for women who are in disadvantaged positions due to incarceration, poverty, homelessness, HIV/AIDS infection, and/or involvement in the criminal justice system. Our goal is to decrease rates of recidivism by providing case management, support services, basic skills education, housing and resource coordination that can offer alternatives to habits and choices that may lead to criminal behaviors.

Here’s how to start your journey.

Sign Up for Orientation

Call 303-320-1989 to make an appointment! Press 3 for enrollment information. Dial ext. 238 to speak with Laura about attending an orientation.

Attend Orientation

Orientation is by appointment only! Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.

Attend groups and services!




 Latest Posts

  • The Vagina Monologues – V-Day Empowerment

    February 10, 16, & 17 @ Mercury Cafe

    It’s been 20 years since Eve Ensler’s play The Vagina Monologues (TVM) shattered taboos, the stakes could not be higher. V-Day is a movement that grew out of the untold stories of women. We believe women. We believe in their right to tell their stories and we believe their stories need to be heard – nothing is more powerful.

    This production consists of staff who work at The Empowerment Program. The mission of The Empowerment Program is to provide education, employment assistance, health, housing referrals, and support services for women who are in disadvantaged positions due to incarceration, poverty, homelessness, HIV/AIDS infection, and/or involvement in the criminal justice system.

    100% of ticket sales and additional donations will go to The Empowerment Program. We thank you for your support!

    Mercury Cafe
    2199 California Street
    Denver, CO 80205

    For more information of if you have any questions,
    please contact Laura Schneider at 303-320-1989, Ext. 238 or

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  • Job Announcement – Master’s Level Project Manager – CHAPP HIV Prevention

    The Empowerment Program is seeking a full-time Project Manager for the Colorado HIV and AIDS Prevention Grant Program (CHAPP) to work with a community sub-contractor and other providers to plan and implement HIV/HEP C/STI prevention activities focusing on both HIV positive and negative individuals living with substance use disorder and/or co-occurring disorders.

    Duties and responsibilities

    • Supervise project staff
    • Oversee day to day activities and services of the Project
    • Establish, coordinate, and facilitate all meetings and work groups
    • Develop and implement community outreach activities to reach individuals in the target population
    • Prepare reports and presentations for review by the Executive Director
    • Coordinate with sub-contractor, quality assurance staff and CHAPP Project Officer
    • Attend meetings with CHAPP as well as the Colorado HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Alliance
    • Provide oversight on data entry into the Redcap data system
    • Work with the community at large to develop and maintain a positive, collaborative relationship
    • Work with Executive Director to assure adherence to the Project budget
    • Perform all other related duties involved in the operation of the Project


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  • Job Announcement – HIV Prevention Behavioral Health Specialist

    HIV Prevention Behavioral Health Specialist
    Location: Denver, CO

    Job Description:  Counsel individuals individually who are at very high risk for HIV transmission or who are living with HIV/AIDS to assist them in reducing behaviors and/or engaging in bio-medical interventions that can reduce risk for HIV.  Facilitate or co-facilitate mental health, trauma, parenting substance abuse classes or support groups as needed.  Provide navigation services for newly diagnosed HIV positive individuals and individuals who test negative for HIV and are at high risk for transmission. (more…)

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