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

  • AIDS Walk Colorado

    Thank you to everyone who came out to support the fight against HIV/AIDS!

    It’s that time again for the annual walk! 2018 AIDS Walk Colorado will be Saturday August 18th at Cheesman Park in Denver. It is a 5K walk or run. Other entertainment will include a volleyball tournament, Diva Dash, vendors, live entertainment, food trucks, and a beer garden.

    The Empowerment Program is signed up as a Partner Agency again this year, meaning if we raise funds, a portion of the proceeds will come back to the agency for HIV services/HIV prevention services.

    We are pleased to announce that ANY funds raised up to $1000, 60% will come back to the agency. I will still put our goal at $1000, as we have met/exceeded this the last several years.

    Please feel free to donate, join our team for the walk/run, and or share to others who may be interested! If you donate online, please make sure you are donating to The Empowerment Program team’s page, so we get the credit  I will be promoting this often, so more details to come!

    Our team page: Click HERE

    Event website: http://www.aidswalkcolorado.org/aidswalkcolorado/index.html

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  • Job Announcement – HIV Prevention Outreach Specialist

    The Empowerment Program

    Job Description: This position is responsible for providing HIV testing, outreach and prevention services to women and transgender women who are living with HIV as evidenced by their having a positive HIV test and women and transgender women who are at high risk for HIV who are HIV-negative or whose HIV status is unknown.

    Qualifications:   Bachelor’s degree in counseling, human services, social work, or a related field and a minimum of three years of experience working in African-American and/or Latinx communities.  Must be mature with demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively with teams of internal and external partners dedicated to eradicating HIV in Latinx and African-American communities. Preferred: Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) III level.  Bi-lingual English/Spanish.  One year of experience providing HIV prevention or care services. (more…)

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  • Job Announcement – Substance Abuse Counselor

    The Empowerment Program 

    Must maintain an active certification or licensure with the Department of Regulatory Agencies, be in good standing, and provide proof therein to the Director of Substance Abuse Treatment Services at the Empowerment Program.  Must be able to work with a team and work in a relational, assets-based, harm reduction model of services for women.

    Substance Abuse Counselor Job Duties: 

      • Provide outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment to women with co-occurring disorders and histories of trauma.
      • Conduct substance abuse and bio-psycho-social assessments on all individuals entering ADAD substance abuse treatment at Empowerment.
      • Facilitate or co-facilitate weekly substance abuse classes or support groups.
      • Facilitate trauma, drug treatment classes at the Denver County Jail. (more…)
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