WIT House (Women In Transition) - The WIT House is home to 9 women who are living with various barriers to self-sufficiency. The WIT House gives women the opportunity to develop skills that will help them when they transition to permanent housing. Groups include life skills education, money management, substance abuse treatment, and mental health care. Mariposa House - The Mariposa House is a room and board facility that provides permanent housing for women who are coming out of prison or jail, are homeless, or have other barriers to housing. The community living gives women an opportunity to contribute through chores and cooking. All women are involved in community meetings and support groups. Columbine Community - In partnership with the Denver Department of Human Services, the Denver Planning Office, and Housing and Neighborhood Development Services, the Empowerment Program opened the Columbine Community located at the Lowry Air force Base this spring. The Property consists of eighteen units, housing seventeen women with qualifying disabilities, and a resident manager. Empowerment owns and manages the property, while the Mental Health Corporation of Denver provides services for the residents. Managing the property includes making monthly inspections, performing all necessary maintenance, and working directly with the residents to respond to maintenance calls, deals with rent issues, and provide another avenue of support for the women who live there. Denver's Road Home - Employment & Housing The goal of Denver’s Road Home is to provide employment and stable housing for homeless individuals who have a felony. All women will receive case management, employment assistance (resume development, interview skills training, and referrals to felon-friendly employment), financial planning and educational services. Participants must reside in the Denver Metropolitan Area, are willing to complete job readiness training, find and keep employment for at least one year, and work with case managers and take part in training opportunities offered. Denver's Road Home also provides mental health and substance abuse treatment with the goal to provide intensive, substance abuse treatment, case management, mental health and trauma services for chronically homeless single women who are living on the streets or in shelters.

Program Population: 

Women who have been previously incarcerated, women with substance abuse issues, women who are homeless post release, women with HIV/AIDS, women with disabilities (mental, physical, etc).

Program Capacity: 

50-60 women at any given time.

Program Funding Source: 

Federal, state, government, public and private donations, grants.

Start Date Year: 
1600 York Street
Agency Name: 
The Empowerment Program