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.
We’ve worked to decrease the number of women living in poverty who have significant barriers to self-sufficiency due to involvement in the criminal justice system, substance abuse, and violence.
How We Do It
We provide onsite education, employment training, counseling, supportive services and long-term follow-up support services.
The successful delivery of self-sufficiency services helps many women decrease or completely stop their criminal activities.
Join us for our Mission
We believe in a holistic approach, from mental health and drug treatment programs, to group wellness education and acupuncture.
General Equivalency Degree (GED) prep, including an initial assessment, individual tutoring, pre-tests and financial assistance for test administration.
Empowerment owns and operates 5 apartment buildings, providing transitional and permanent housing for homeless women living with chronic mental and/or physical disabilities.
We provide and partner with other organizations which provide a wide range of services to help women who are or have been incarcerated.
Job readiness training, resume assistance, online job search, and other employment related support services for those with barriers to employment.
Women's AIDS Project
Comprehensive medical case management and prevention services. Assistance with transportation, housing, and emergency expenses.
Mickie Lewis worked for 20 years in the entertainment industry as a public speaker and promotional marketing professional, before discovering her true passion for helping others in the human services field. For over 12 years, she has worked side by side with the criminal justice system to develop and facilitate