Detroit-based non-profit that educates and employs homeless women to create coats that transform into sleeping bags, which are then given to the homeless.
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 18 inspiring 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, economically, and educationally through learning and effectively utilizing a unique trade skill.