1600 York Street

Denver, CO  80206


303.320.3987 fax

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All services listed are free and open to women who are enrolled into our program.  For information on Orientation, or to sign up for The Empowerment Program, please call 303-320-1989 to speak to an orientation specialist.

Acupuncture is a holistic approach to drug & alcohol withdrawal treatment, anxiety, and pain management.

Emotional Awareness (Anger Management) is a course designed especially for women to develop healthy ways of managing difficult emotional situations.

Changes Group provides support for women who are actively smoking crack cocaine or have recently quit smoking.  It offers woman an opportunity to receive pre-treatment services and to learn harm reduction methods in order to help them stay safe, and move into recovery.

Chrysalis Group provides support and trauma services to women involved in prostitution in Denver.  It offers you the opportunity to talk about current issues, learn safe sex options, self-esteem building activities and receive guidance in learning how to integrate learned material into your daily life.

Drug & Alcohol Education is based on the Strategies for Self Improvement and Change (SSIC) model which is based on cognitive thinking skills, criminal conduct, and substance abuse treatment to help change the behavior of drugs and alcohol use and abuse.

GED (General Equivalency Degree) tutoring is available Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, providing assessments, pre-tests, one-to-one assistance and access to online computer learning materials. (closed for the summer)

Job Readiness Training provides an opportunity to develop skills in completing job applications, the importance of first impressions, and believing in oneself as well as developing interviewing skills and learning about job retention.

Job Search Lab will help participants prepare for their job search and placement as well as referrals to fast track trainings.  Individual assistance is available for participants who are not computer literate.  In this lab, participants will receive help with resume building and community services coordination.

Life Skills is a comprehensive group focusing on self esteem, assertiveness, communication skills, healthy living, relationships and support systems, time management, STD education, problem solving, money management, stress management, and understanding your illness.  

Mental Wellness is a psycho-educational g-roup focusing on strength based learning. The purpose is to discuss factors to help achieve healthier states of mind such as humor exercise, self-appreciation, optimism, and leisure activities.

Project CARES is an intensive outpatient treatment paradigm combining substance abuse and trauma services.  This project is geared to women who have had various levels of trauma which may have an affect on their current level of functioning in life.

Relapse Prevention is an on-going therapeutic support group that focuses on cognitive and behavioral skills building.

R.U.G. (Regional Users Group) is a culturally sensitive, nonjudgmental support group for female and male injection drug users.

Seeking Safety Group Seeking Safety is a present-focused therapy to help women attain safety from trauma/PTSD and substance abuse.  Safety is the main goal - helping women attain safety in their relationships, thinking, behavior, and emotions.  

Trauma Narrative is a writing group for women who have experienced trauma in their lives.

T.R.E.M. (Trauma Recovery & Empowerment Model) is a comprehensive group intervention designed to help women who have suffered from sexual, physical, and/or emotional abuse and who have not been able to overcome this trauma with traditional recovery work.


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."


-Jane Goodall






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The Empowerment Program, Inc.
1600 York Street, Suite 201 Denver, CO 80206
phone: (303) 320-1989 fax: (303) 320-3987