Help for Women Exiting the Criminal Justice System
The Colorado WAGEES Women’s Re-entry Program is for adults who identify as women and who have been, or are about to be, released from a Colorado Department of Corrections facility. The WAGEES Women’s Program brings together the vocational, therapeutic, and case-management services of The Empowerment Program with the integrated healthcare of the Stout Street Health Center. As partners, these two organizations provide services designed to wrap-around women leaving prison to help you successfully navigate the requirements of your parole and to re-enter your community.
Stout Street Health Center offers many of the services that can be listed on a Parole Agreement (behavioral health, substance use treatment, anger management, and prescription management). We offer the following services at NO cost:
- Medical and behavioral health care
- Substance use treatment
- Family Support Services
- Dental and vision care
- Pharmacy services
- Medicaid enrollment
Through our partnership with The Empowerment Program, women on parole also have access to:
- Trauma and mental health services
- Acupuncture and acudetox
- Care management
- Support groups
- Employment services
- HIV/AIDS prevention and education
- HIV testing and Hepatitis-C screening
- Housing referrals
Supportive services such as bus tickets, clothing, and hygiene items are provided as budget permits.
Ways to be referred to the WAGEES Women’s Pilot Program:
- If you are already on parole, talk with your parole officer or a DOC community re-entry specialist;
- If you are in community corrections (residential or non-residential status), you can talk with a case manager at the program or the parole liaison;
- If you are in a correctional facility, talk to your case manager; or
- If you have been released from correctional facility and are not on supervision, you are eligible for the Women's Pilot Program for up to one year. Please call The Empowerment Program at 303-320-1989 or contact our Stout Street Health Center at 303-293-2220.
* The WAGEES Women’s Pilot Program is voluntary and is fully funded by the Colorado Department of Corrections (DOC) through HB14-1355 and HB18-1176 in the amount of $703,800. The grant is administered by the Latino Coalition for Community Leadership. All the services are free to participants.