The Empowerment Plan
The Empowerment Plan
VERIFIED business since Apr 2015
We’re a Detroit-based non-profit organization dedicated to serving the homeless community. We hire homeless women from local shelters to become full time seamstresses. These women manufacture a coat that transforms into a sleeping bag, which is then given out to homeless individuals living on the streets at no cost to them. We believe in giving second chances to those who want it, and providing warmth to those who need it. The Empowerment Plan employs and trains homeless women to manufacture a garment that serves as both a coat and a sleeping bag. These coats are then distributed back to homeless individuals within the Detroit community and across the nation, at no cost to them. We currently employ 10 wonderful women as full-time seamstresses. Through training and steady employment these women are able to elevate themselves from the cycle of poverty. Within the first few months of working with the program, we actively help these women and their families move off the streets or out of shelters by finding them secure, furnished housing. These women are empowering themselves with the confidence and skills necessary for a more sustainable, financially stable, and healthier life. The Empowerment Plan has a dual mission as we not only run and function like a garment business making warm, durable coats for the homeless, but we also help our employees to advance themselves professionally through learning and effectively utilizing a unique trade skill.
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