Women’s Empowerment receives $25,000 from Kaiser to help Sacramento homeless women get jobs
SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG) | By Kristin Thébaud, Thébaud Communications
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Six Sacramento women experiencing homelessness graduated from Women’s Empowerment in March. The organization recently received funding from Kaiser Permanente Northern California Community Benefit Programs. Photo courtesy of Thébaud Communications
SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG) – Women’s Empowerment recently received $25,000 from Kaiser Permanente to give homeless women in Sacramento the tools they need to gain stable employment that leads to a living wage so they can provide a healthy home to their families during the pandemic.
The funding will support Women’s Empowerment’s employment readiness program, including mental health assistance as well as domestic violence and substance abuse support groups.
“Kaiser Permanente is a long-time funder of our programs, and we are honored that they continue to support our global work to ensure women and children can emerge from homelessness during the pandemic and protracted crisis. housing,” said Lisa Culp, executive director, Women’s Empowerment.
Women’s Empowerment offers a two-month employment readiness and empowerment program, paid job training, childcare and support services so that all women and their children can break the cycle of homelessness . Women’s Empowerment offers the most comprehensive job readiness program in the Sacramento area, designed specifically for homeless women and their children. On average, 70% of women in the program find housing during the ongoing housing crisis. Last year, 142 internships were completed by female empowerment graduates. Since its founding in 2001, the award-winning organization has graduated 1,740 women and their 3,864 children. Women’s empowerment is funded by private donations from the community and grants. To donate, visit Womens-Empowerment.org.
“At Kaiser Permanente, we believe everyone deserves a safe and healthy place to live. Stable housing is critical to health,” said Trish Rodriguez, senior vice president and regional manager for Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento. “We are proud to support the work of organizations like Women’s Empowerment so they can provide resources for women to have healthy homes, stable employment, and support for their overall well-being.
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of healthcare. It is recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and nonprofit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente’s mission is to provide affordable, high-quality health care services and improve the health of members and the communities served. Kaiser currently serves nearly 12.5 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their overall health and guided by their physicians, specialists and team of personal caregivers from Groupe Médical Permanente. Kaiser Permanente’s expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by technological advancements and state-of-the-art tools for health promotion, disease prevention, advanced care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and community health support. For more information, visit About.KaiserPermanente.org.