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Women's Empowerment

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Causes: Adult Education, Education, Employment Preparation & Procurement, Homeless & Housing, Housing Search Assistance, Job Training

Mission: The mission of Women’s Empowerment is to educate and empower women, who are homeless, with the skills and confidence necessary to get a job, create a healthy lifestyle, and regain a home for themselves and their children.

Results: 2009 Nonprofit of the Year 2010 Founder & Executive Director Lisa Culp named for an international Ruby Award from Soroptimist International

Target demographics: Homeless women in Sacramento

Direct beneficiaries per year: 524

Geographic areas served: Sacramento

Programs: Core curriculum statistics:women's empowerment witnessed life-changing moments in 2014 as 86 women graduated and are thriving. In 2014, 88% of women secured jobs and 400 women utilized graduate services through women's empowerment including paid training like the get a job kit training program, and unpaid training and other services such as participation in the gala, holiday craft party, and clothing closet. 89% of women and their children regained and maintained a safe and stable home. The on-site childcare program provided services to 91 homeless children. Healthy meals and educational games helped kids handle the stress of homelessness and reach developmental milestones.

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Rating: 5

I became homeless while pregnant and disabled. Women's empowerment was able to provide the resources I needed to find permanent low income housing and other services needed at the time. They truly care about the women in their program, and holding them accountable for program basics. This is the foundation it takes to rebuild self esteem and self love - necessary tools to be happy, healthy, and successful.