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.
My company has donated to Women's Empowerment before, so I had some familiarity with them. Entirely unrelated to work, I was doing some work with the homeless here in Sacramento, and when I suggested to a couple homeless women that they should try Women's Empowerment, they both said they'd heard great things about the program. They didn't know that the program provided transportation (one of them had a recurring leg injury), which they were excited to learn. I'm hoping they were able to get connected and off the streets.