Join a special evening for 17th Annual Celebration of Independence Gala benefitting Women’s Empowerment, a local nonprofit job training and empowerment program for women who are homeless and their children.
Women’s Empowerment was featured on NBC’s Today show in 2015 for offering the most comprehensive job-readiness program in the Sacramento area designed specifically for women who are homeless and their children. The award-winning organization has graduated 1,503 homeless women and their 3,500 children. Last year, 92 percent of graduates found homes and 77 percent found jobs or enrolled in school or training. The program combines self-esteem courses, job training, health classes and support services to help homeless women across diverse ages, races, and cultures. Women’s Empowerment is funded through private donations from the community and receives no government funding except for in-kind rent from the County of Sacramento.