Women's Empowerment educates and empowers women who are homeless with the skills and confidence necessary to get a job, create a healthy lifestyle, and regain a home for themselves and their children.

My Story: a journey from homelessness to self-reliance

A Thankful Heart 

The first thing you recognize about Patty is her confident, beautiful smile.

A hard worker by nature, Patty is a true ‘go-getter’, who takes pride in everything that she does. A native Sacramentan, Patty was a young mom, dropping out of the 9th grade to raise her two daughters. But she also battled a life-long addiction to alcohol. “My daughters always felt like they had to be the parents,” says Patty. She worked in manufacturing for seven years. But she continued to struggle with alcohol, and after her older brother was killed, she sank into a deep depression, lost her job, and became homeless. Even worse, she lost her relationship with her daughters, and remained out of their lives for many years.


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"Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart" - Elizabeth Andrew

Kelly Cox has been volunteering at Women’s Empowerment (WE) from the very beginning. After being introduced to WE by her best friend Kathy Hatten in 2002, she was immediately impacted by the mission and wanted to get more involved.  Her volunteer activity has grown to include ambassador, Gala-planner, mock interviewer, and being a professional mentor to the students.


13th Annual Women's Empowerment Gala!

Mark your calendars! The 13th Annual Women's Empowerment Gala will be taking place on Thursday, June 26, 2014 from 5:30-8:30 at the Red Lion Woodlake Hotel.  Come join us for an evening celebrating the many accomplishments of the graduates from our program. 


Thank You!

You helped to raise $25,345 at the end of 2013 through our online giving campaign- $5,345 OVER the goal! 
Every day your gifts help women, who have lost all hope, secure a safe home and re-enter the workforce with their heads held high and their sights set on success.


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With the 13th Annual Women's Empowerment Gala just around the corner, we are proud to announce the sponsors who have stepped up to help us in our efforts to end homelessnes for women and children in the Sacramento community.


Gala 2013 Was A Great Success

The 12th Annual Women’s Empowerment Gala is officially over, and what an amazing Gala it was! This year we were excited to hold the event at a new, larger venue, The Red Lion Woodlake Hotel.  All of the incredible hard work and support from volunteers, local businesses, sponsors and donors really made the evening a special celebration of the Women’s Empowerment graduates. The theme of Stepping Up and Out of Homelessness recognized the brave journeys these women embark on to make their futures brighter for themselves and their children.


Sponsor the 12th Annual Gala!

With your sponsorship, you are truly helping to end homelessness for women and children…for good