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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    Campaign of Empowerment Women for Nonviolence

    We recognize, as women, our work is just beginning as we come together to raise consciousness and discuss the significance of gender in violence.  The gut-wrenching suffering in the wake of verbal violence (frightening, intimidating words and gestures), domestic violence, child abuse, sexual and physical assault (encompassing rape and murder), neglect, all pornography (on and off the internet), genocide, trafficking, torture (embracing harm to animals), environmental assaults, honor killings, declared and undeclared wars (including gang violence), violent staring, stalking behaviors, and suicide can be prevented!

    Campaign for non-violence checklist
    Campaña de las mujeres del Empowerment para Nonviolence
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  • aids ribbon

    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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