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!


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    Crochet 101: Empowerment Squares

    Calling all yarn enthusiasts!!! The Empowerment Program is beginning an exciting new project, Crochet 101: Empowerment Squares. The participants in the group are learning how to crochet by making granny squares. Through learning (and remembering) a craft, they are able to give back to their community by hand crafting blankets and other possible projects. We will begin by making granny square blankets; designing the layouts, crocheting them together, and deciding who will receive their hand made Empowerment Squares (name in the works).

    We need your help!
    1. donate yarn! (mostly worsted (4)
    2. donate hooks! (G, H, I or other)
    3. donate squares! (we would love for you to be involved!)
    4. donate your time! (join us)
    5. donate money! (we can always use help with funding :)

    Contact:  laura-schneider@empowermentprogram.org

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    Black Lives Matter

    Empowerment Black Lives Matter / HIV and Historical Trauma

    Join us for an all day Educational conference on
    Generational Trauma – a barrier to knowing our HIV status”.

    Friday, September 30, 2016 at 9am-3pm.

    Hosted at: Church in the City-Beth Abraham
    1580 Gaylord Street (Enter on the 16th Street Entrance)

    For more information please call:
    Corinthiah: 303-320-1989 ext. 239
    Vittoria: 303-320-1989 ext. 227

     We want to help build community, increase safety, support our community for racial justice, talk about privilege, remove the stigma of HIV/AIDS, and encourage people to know their status.

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    Employment Opportunity – Project Manager for Denver-Aurora HIV Prevention Project

    Empowerment Program Job Announcement

    Project Manager for Denver-Aurora HIV Prevention Project

    The Empowerment Program is seeking a full-time Project Manager to work with community sub-contractors to plan and implement HIV prevention activities focusing on both people living with HIV/AIDS and people who are at high risk for HIV infection.


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