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 Sessions take place every Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.

Attend groups and services!


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    Women’s AIDS Project Newsletter – Issue 1

    The Women’s AIDS Project (WAP) provides care and prevention services to women who are living with HIV/AIDS, or who are at risk for HIV infection. The WAP team has started a newsletter that will feature information related to HIV prevention, living well with HIV/AIDS, and related activities in the community. In the future, we will feature art work, poetry, stories, and advocacy information created by women in our program.

    Please check out our first issue, which includes information on HIV and addiction, acupuncture, talking to your medical provider, prevention tips, and more. If you’d like to receive future issues of the newsletter through email, you can subscribe here.

    Would you like to contribute to future issues of the WAP Newsletter? Please contact us: womenshealthproject@empowermentprogram.org.

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    Job Announcement: Night Staff – Mariposa House

    Night Staff – Mariposa House

    The Empowerment Program provides health, housing, employment and education services to women who are involved in the criminal justice system or have been recently released from jail or prison, who are homeless, living with HIV/AIDS, mental illness, drug addiction or at risk for HIV infection.

    Mariposa house is a confidentially located congregate living house for 18-22 women.  This is a part time position providing overnight support from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.  A private office and bed are provided. The rate of pay is $9 per hour. (more…)

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    Odyssey Residences

    For a pre-application for Odyssey Residences at 4705 High Street, please click HERE

    Please MAIL the pre-application to:
    Odyssey Residences
    c/o The Empowerment Program
    1600 York Street
    Denver, CO 80206

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