1600 York Street
Denver, CO 80206
Services for Women
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2004 Capital Campaign
To improve and expand services to women in the Denver metropolitan area, the Empowerment Program is beginning a capital campaign to raise one million dollars that will provide security and improve the environment for residents at the Lowry housing site and make their office building at 1600 York accessible to the disabled, as well as more energy efficient. A fence is required around the Lowry residences to provide safety and security to the women who live there. The residents are formerly homeless women who live with disabilities. The Lowry Redevelopment Authority design committee must approve all improvements to the site and has approved a design by Shalkey and Team, notable landscape architects. The committee approved a black metal fence with brick columns, which is similar to other fencing throughout Lowry. In addition, the drainage pond will be planted with water plants, additional trees will provide shade and privacy, and sod will make the homes more comfortable and cooler in the summer.
At the Empowerment office building, located at 1600 York Street, an elevator and other necessary modifications, such as wider doorways and accessible bathrooms, will make the building accessible to participants who cannot walk up and down stairs. Tom Clark, a well-known Denver architect, is working with Empowerment on the rehabilitation of the building. Operating the building will be more energy efficient when the existing drafty windows are replaced. The addition of a community room for participants to use throughout the day will also help homeless women who are receiving services and whoalso need a place to get off the streets and out of bad weather during the day.
The Empowerment Program is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and all donations to the campaign are fully tax deductible. We would like to see everyone contribute to this campaign and make it a success. Even a donation of $1.00 will help.
The Mission of the Empowerment Program is to provide education, employment assistance, health, housing referrals and support services to women who are in disadvantaged positions due to incarceration, poverty, homelessness, HIV/AIDS infection or involvement in the criminal justice system. Our goal is to decrease rates of recidivism by providing care management, support services, basic skills education, housing and resource coordination that can offer viable alternatives to habits and choices that may lead to criminal behaviors.
"The greatest danger to our future is apathy."
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The Empowerment Program, Inc.
1600 York Street, Suite 201 Denver, CO 80206
phone: (303) 320-1989 fax: (303) 320-3987