Educating and empowering women who are homeless with the skills and confidence necessary to get a job, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and regain a home for themselves and their children: this is the mission of Women’s Empowerment.
This was a mission created by homeless women expressing their needs; and a mission created by a community coming together around the desire to end homelessness—for good.
In 2004, Women’s Empowerment became an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Since then, the team has grown to include a board and staff with deep knowledge of the homeless community’s needs, and dozens of volunteer teachers and mentors, all of whom donate countless hours of their time to ensuring that homeless women successfully rise out of poverty.
Since its inception, Women’s Empowerment has served 566 women and their 593 children (all of whom we know by name).
In May 2009, we were named Nonprofit of the Year by the Nonprofit Resource Center. This is one of the highest honors a nonprofit can receive in the Sacramento region.
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