Programs

 … Street Outreach …
Using our unique harm reduction and trauma informed model, our peer-based community health outreach reaches marginalized women, particularly women and girls who trade sex for basic survival. Power Inside offers peer counseling, hygiene supplies, food, water, condoms, blankets, transportation, and crisis intervention to those we meet on street outreach. Staff are advocates in emergency rooms, needle exchange sites, and shelters or drop-in centers. We act as a resource as women take tenuous steps toward change and patiently acknowledge that they are often coping with multiple risks and barriers that jeopardize their safety and health in their relationships and on the street.


… Harm Reduction Drop-in Center …
Women are offered a safe and nonjudgmental space to access support. Women may use the phone and bathroom; talk to a case manager; receive food, clothing, and toiletries; and attend a support group. Drop-in services allow women continued contact with trusted Power Inside staff whom they have met through our jail and street outreach. As drop-in clients, women engage more actively in the program and we are able to bridge them into increasingly comprehensive care.

… Group Counseling …
Power Inside offers support groups and workshops to women in jail, prison and the community. In our trauma-informed groups we address addiction, health, prostitution, and domestic violence. Power Inside uses a strength-based curriculum to enhance the skills of women to make change, cope with crisis, resolve conflicts, and better access community resources.

… Re-Entry and Aftercare …
Women returning to the community from prison and jail face overwhelming barriers. Lack of housing, drug treatment, employment and medical services makes community reentry extremely difficult. Through our case management we work with individual women to address their anticipated and realized needs while they are incarcerated and provide a continuum of care as they rebuild their lives after release.