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.

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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

  • Job Announcement – Behavioral Therapist

    The Empowerment Program is seeking a full-time behavioral therapist to provide individual and group counseling to women who are impacted by HIV, involved in the criminal justice system, have life-long histories of trauma, consistently or intermittently using drugs and living with mental illness.

    This position is responsible for mental health assessments, development of treatment plans, individual therapy and experience facilitating groups. The position provides services for women living with HIV, substance abuse and/or mental health conditions and may be involved in the criminal justice system. The position works with a team of behavioral health treatment providers, care managers and housing specialists to provide comprehensive services. Must be able to complete paperwork in a timely and efficient manner.


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  • Job Announcement – Care Manager

    Care Manager: Community Re-Entry Program for Higher Needs Women Transitioning from The Colorado Department of Corrections (DOC)

    The Empowerment Program is seeking a part-time Care Manager to collaborate with the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless Stout Street Clinic (Stout Street) and DOC to implement, coordinate, and provide trauma-informed, intensive case management services to women transitioning from DOC to the Denver metro area who have higher needs for medical and behavioral health care. (more…)

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  • 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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