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

  • 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 – Employment Specialist

    The Empowerment Program

    The focus for these employment services are women and transwomen living with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) who have also been criminal justice involved and have felony convictions that pose additional barriers to employment.  Services will be provided for 20 individuals annually.

    This position is for one fulltime Employment Specialist (ES) who will work with an existing Team Leader (TL) that will form the Individual Placement and Support Supported Employment Unit (SEU).  The SEU will provide all six phases of employment services (intake, engagement, assessment, job placement, job coaching, and follow-along supports for 20 participants who are diagnosed with a Serious Mental Health Illness (SMI).  The SEU will provide weekly participant-based group supervision based on the supported employment model in which strategies are identified and job leads are shared.  They provide coverage for each other’s caseloads when needed. (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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