Women’s Empowerment Receives $25K from Kaiser

Women’s Empowerment recently received $25,000 in new support from Kaiser Permanente to help Sacramento women experiencing homelessness. Kaiser is supporting Women’s Empowerment’s work to empower unhoused women with economic opportunity so they can keep their families healthy during the pandemic and housing crisis.  

“Funding from community partners does more than just keep our programs going – it tells women experiencing homelessness that they matter and are not alone as they work to overcome obstacles that seem impossibly high right now,” said Lisa Culp, executive director, Women’s Empowerment. “Kaiser Permanente has been a steadfast supporter of Women’s Empowerment, and we are grateful for their support as we work with a prolonged pandemic and ongoing housing crisis.”

Women’s Empowerment is a Sacramento nonprofit providing an eight-week employment-readiness and empowerment program, paid job training, childcare and support services so women and their children can break the generational cycle of homelessness.

This grant from Kaiser Permanente supports women experiencing homelessness in Sacramento to ensure they have a wide range of tools to secure quality jobs and careers that lead to a livable wage and safe homes for their families. 

“Promoting economic opportunity to help people in our community lead healthier lives is a key part of Kaiser Permanente’s mission,” said Jay Robinson, senior vice president and area manager, Kaiser Permanente Sacramento and South Sacramento areas. “Through community partnerships like these we are improving financial security and reducing economic inequities to improve the overall health of our community.”

Women’s Empowerment offers the most comprehensive job-readiness program in the Sacramento area designed specifically for women experiencing homelessness and their children. On average, 70% of women in the program find housing despite the ongoing housing crisis. Last year, 142 job placements were achieved by Women’s Empowerment graduates. Since its founding in 2001, the award-winning organization has graduated 1,790 women and their 3,849 children. Women’s Empowerment is funded through private donations from the community and grants. To make a donation: Womens-Empowerment.org.

Kaiser Permanente’s community involvement uniquely pairs grant funding with 70 years of clinical expertise, medical research and volunteerism to support prevention-focused, evidence-based programs that are expanding access to care and creating healthy environments. Kaiser Permanente’s grants help more people in Sacramento get access to the resources they need to lead a healthy life. For more information about Kaiser Permanente’s work in the community: About Community Health | Kaiser Permanente (https://about.kaiserpermanente.org/community-health/about-community-health).