Women's Empowerment

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

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$120,000 Goal

Women's Empowerment's mission was created by women expressing their needs and a community coming together with the desire to end homelessness for good. For 23 years, with a holistic program designed (and constantly adapting) to meet the unique needs of each woman experiencing homelessness, WE has graduated over 1,800 women and their more than 3,800 children, empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and achieve self-reliance. Located in Sacramento, California, WE provides education, counseling, essential services, and more, all in a safe and nurturing environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.

WE Believe:


-Homelessness does not define a person. It is an experience, not their identity.

-Women are strong and resilient; each woman can be the author - and the hero - of her own life. With empowerment and support, each woman can build the bright future she imagines for herself and her children.

After graduating from our program, 82% of women regain a safe home, and over 80% find employment or enroll in higher education or training.

WE know that together, we can end homelessness, one woman - one family - at a time.

Giving Activity

Mission

Women's Empowerment educates and empowers women experiencing homelessness with the skills and confidence needed to get a job, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and regain a safe home for themselves and their children.

Needs

GET INVOLVED!

For more information on how you can get involved, visit www.womens-empowerment.org

DONATE!

Women's Empowerment is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We rely almost entirely on donations from individuals, businesses, and foundations. When you give a gift to Women's Empowerment, you are helping break the cycle of homelessness for women and children in Sacramento.

VOLUNTEER!

We rely heavily on volunteers to help with the many facets of our program. Volunteer opportunities include career mentors, childcare providers, workshop facilitators (cover letters, financial literacy, resume writing, etc.), mock interviewers, special event helpers, and more! Please email volunteers@womens-empowerment if you are interested in volunteering!

SHARE!

Help create awareness about our mission and our programs by spreading the word! Sign up for our newsletter and follow us on social media to stay current!

HOST A DRIVE:

Community partners can support our programs and development endeavors with in-kind donations! Support Women's Empowerment with a "Empower Change & Make a Difference Drive." Contact us to learn more about our current wish list and urgent needs!

HIRE!

Please consider becoming an employer partner to create job pipelines for our ready, willing, and capable graduates! Employment is the best pathway out of homelessness. You can be the difference.

Equity Statement

Women's Empowerment is committed to building a more just and equitable community, both within our walls and beyond. We acknowledge the history of oppression and systemic inequity that has resulted in ongoing disparities for minority communities, as well as our responsibility to address them. We are committed to seeking out and prioritizing diverse perspectives and working to ensure our practices are inclusive and equitable. We recognize that this work is urgent, and we will always be learning. We will not stop,

Women's Empowerment is committed to bettering our organization by confronting our own biases and ensuring our policies, procedures, and practices all align with our values. We know that intention alone will not change things, so we will remain active and transparent about our successes and missteps of our continued work towards equity. Our mission to empower women* and children experiencing homelessness moves us to challenge ourselves directly and work to dismantle systems of oppression while building opportunities for learning, change, and accountability.

Women's Empowerment is committed to this equity journey and the diversity of our clients, board, and staff, and supports the community as change agents that contribute to a more inclusive, more vibrant, and more equitable Sacramento.

*People who identify as non-binary genders and feel they belong in this community of cis and trans women are invited/welcome to participate in our programs

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Women's Empowerment

other names

WE

Year Established

2001

Tax id (EIN)

03-0520643

Mission Category

Human Services

Operating Budget

$1,000,001-$5 million

Organization Need

Funding: Unrestricted, Other, Volunteers, In-Kind Donations

Demographics Served

Low-income individuals/families, Women/Female-identifying, Homeless/Underhoused/Unhoused

Local Counties Served

Sacramento

Address

1590 North A Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

Service areas

Sacramento, CA, US

Phone

916-669-2307

fax

916-341-0730

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