Women’s Empowerment Raises $205K at Gala

Sacramento Region, CA  |  By Kristin Thébaud Communications
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Women’s Empowerment graduates celebrate at the organization’s 16th Annual Gala in May. The event raised more than $205,000 to help Sacramento homeless women find homes and jobs. Photo by Jessie Rose Photography, jessierosephotography.weebly.com

Helps Homeless Women Find Jobs and Homes

Sacramento Region, CA (MPG) - Four hundred guests at Women’s Empowerment’s 16th Annual Celebration of Independence Gala raised more than $205,000 for the organization’s comprehensive job-readiness program for women who are homeless in Sacramento. The event, which took place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Sacramento, included the chance to meet 75 graduates of the program who arrived wearing ballgowns and enjoy a formal dinner, live and silent auctions, live music and presentations from some of the graduates. 

“This event always feels like a magical night as women once isolated and homeless are now dressed to the nines and laughing with some of Sacramento’s top donors,” said Lisa Culp, executive director, Women’s Empowerment. “Once again, hundreds of people came together in one night to commit to ending homelessness in Sacramento, one woman, one family, at a time. This is a community that cares deeply, and it shows.”

Women’s Empowerment was featured on NBC’s The 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 1,437 homeless women and their children. Last year, 92 percent of graduates found homes and 81 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. To make a donation: www.womens-empowerment.org

Photo by Jessie Rose Photography, jessierosephotography.weebly.com