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

  • Donation Wish List

    Empowerment’s Donation Wish List

    Empowerment’s clothes closet accepts business casual work clothes for women who are preparing to enter the workforce.  We are making a special request for the following items:

    • Black slip-resistant shoes ( women’s sizes 6 to 10)
    • Tennis Shoes (women’s sizes 6 to 10)
    • Black steel-toe boots (women’s sizes 6 to 10)
    • Black Dress Pants (all sizes, especially 2X and over)
    • Button-up solid white and solid black shirts (all sizes, short-and long-sleeved)
    • Black socks
    • Belts
    • Bras (all sizes)
    • NEW Women’s Underwear (all sizes)

    Our Individual Placement and Support (IPS) supported employment program relies on these items to help place job-seeking women in positions of employment. We also accept monetary donations in the form of VISA gift cards ($10.00, $20.00, and $30.00 denominations). We give these out as incentives for job obtainment and retention. We also welcome monetary donations that would go towards any other clothes or tools that our participants need to start the job.

    Anything that you donate will help our cause. Donations are tax-deductible, and you will receive a letter as proof of your donation. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Devin Tempton at devin-tempton@empowermentprogram.org or (303) 320-1989 x213.

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  • Job Announcement – HIV Prevention Outreach Specialist

    HIV Prevention Outreach Specialist
    Location: Denver, Colorado

    Job Description: This position is responsible for providing HIV testing, outreach and prevention services to persons who are living with HIV and persons at increased risk for HIV who are HIV-negative or whose HIV status is unknown.

    Qualifications:   Bachelor’s degree in counseling, human services, or a related field and a minimum of three years of experience working in African-American and/or Latinx communities.  Demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively with teams of internal and external partners dedicated to eradicating HIV in Latinx and African-American communities. Preferred: One year of experience providing HIV prevention or care services including conducting HIV testing and counseling.  Educational substitution: Three years of experience providing HIV prevention or care services which included at least one year conducting HIV testing and counseling may substitute for the Bachelor’s degree. (more…)

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  • 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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