Alishia Louis-Potter, Founder &
Chief Visionary Officer
Our Mission
The mission of Empowered Women Ministries is to help single women break cycles of
unhealthy relationships, lead emotionally healthy lifestyles, and live their  purpose.
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Changing Lives Worldwide.
  • Emotionally
  • Spiritually
  • Personally
Total Emotional
Freedom & Empowerment!
Are You In an
Factors that contribute to
Unhealthy Relationships
  • Control and dominance are the
    key issues
  • One or both partners were
    emotionally and/or physically
    abused or neglected as children
  • Abusers typically witnessed
    abuse perpetrated by a role model
  • Both partners were not exposed
    to positive healthy relationships
    while growing up
  • Both partners do not have healthy
    role models for sharing affection,
    managing conflict, or being
    respectful of one's partner
* information provided by Iona College
Extent of the Problem
  • The U.S. Surgeon General ranks
    abuse by husbands and partners
    as the leading cause of injuries to
    women ages 15 to 44
  • Statistics show one in four
    American women will be
    assaulted by a partner or ex-
    partner in her lifetime, regardless
    of race, ethnicity, socio-economic
    status or profession
  • 2 million women are battered
    every year, one every 16 seconds
  • People in unhealthy relationships
    suffer constant stress and
    anxiety, which compromises their
    health, erodes their self-esteem
Domestic Abuse Resources
Still need direction? We
have a
Violence Liaison

ready to help you.  You
don't have to feel
alone. Contact us
today (302) 943-4472
and leave a
confidential message.
Get Involved
Help us build The Center For Women's Empowerment!
"“...the God of heaven will make us prosper, and we his servants will arise and build..." ~Nehemiah 2:19
The Center for Women's Empowerment will be a transitional housing facility in Kent County, Delaware
for single mothers and their children.
*photo courtesy of Google Images. Not an actual image of CFWE*
The mission of the Center for Women’s
Empowerment is to end cycles of chronic
homelessness among single mothers by
providing career development, life skills, and
educational opportunities that will lead them to
total self-sufficiency & permanent housing.
  • According to the University of Delaware’s Center for
    Community Research & Service (Homeless Planning
    Council of DE), the greatest concentration of shelter
    programs is in Wilmington DE (New Castle County)
  • An estimated 88% of homeless households with children
    are headed by single females. 36% have very young
  • Turn over rates in emergency shelters are higher than they
    are in transitional housing programs

Source: Homelessness in Delaware: Twenty Years of Data Collection &
Research (2007)
The Need:
  • Career Development        
  • Career Transition
  • Job placement
  • Financial Literacy
  • Case Management
  • Life Skills
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Domestic Violence Advocacy
  • Entrepreneurship coaching
  • Child Care
  • Tutoring/youth programs
  • Support groups
  • Transportation
  • Home Ownership Counseling
  • *Legal Advisement

*for expungement & pardoning  purposes only
  • CFWE residency will primarily be for single mothers who become homeless as a result of
    divorce, domestic abuse, job loss, or underemployment. Applicant must provide
    documentation of such at time of intake.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older with the youngest child’s age not to exceed 17 years old
    (unless the individual is a current senior in high school yet age doesn’t exceed 18, or
    individual is a disabled dependent)
  • If parent’s 17 year old turns 18 prior to successful exit of the program, he/she must be
    enrolled in post-secondary education or vocational training within 90 days of the 18th
    birthday in order to remain a resident
  • Women can be referred to CFWE from social service agencies, counselors, emergency
    shelter personnel, or self-referrals
  • Cannot have been a previous resident of CFWE for at least 2 years
Yoruba Lott, President   
Rebuilding Your Life After
Delaware Chapter
Other Continuing Events:

Rebuilding Your Life After Divorce
Monthly Empowerment Groups:

2nd Friday of each month (Dover, DE)

3rd Friday of each month (New Castle,
DE) *Coming in September!

4th Friday of Each month (Salisbury,

This scholarship will be
awarded to single mothers
currently pursuing or
endeavoring to pursue  
post-secondary education in
the areas of: Healthcare,
Business, Human Services,
and Religious Studies

For more information or to
donate contact us
at 302-46-6343
Saturday, October 24th 9am-3pm
Washington High School
10902 Old Princess Anne Rd
Princess Anne, Maryland

To be an exhibitor contact 302.465.6343

Thank you to all of our Sponsors, Volunteers, Community
Supporters and Guests for making this Year's 4th Annual 2015
Empowered Women of the Year Award Ceremony a tremendous

Congratulations to this Year's 2015 Empowered Women
of the Year
click here to read their stories & see more
Special Thank you to WMDT-47's
Morning and Evening Anchors
Lenita Wesson and Emily Lampa,
this year's keynote speaker and
Mistress of Ceremonies at the 4th
Annual Empowered Women of the
Year Award Ceremony Dinner.

(L-R) Lenita Wesson, Morning
Anchor WMDT-47, Alishia
Louis-Potter, Founder, Emily Lampa
Senior Evening Anchor WMDT-47
Empowered Women Ministries, Inc. would like to
wholeheartedly thank the Community Foundation of
the Eastern Shore for their generous giving. We are
one of the recipients of this years Women's Fund,
along with several other non-profit organizations on
the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The Women's Fund is
a grant to provide funding for programs that empower
women and young girls.
Special Thank you to our Silver
Sponsor of this year's Award
Ceremony! Visit their website to
see what they're doing in our
In February of this year we
launched our first
international Division of
Empowered Women
Ministries in Kingston,
Jamaica at the annual
Deborah NOW Conference
Welcome Sophia Gabriel and
Susan Gordon who
completed our training & will
lead ministry work through
EWM in their country
Introducing Empowered Women Ministries International!
Empowered Women In The Spotlight
Meet Shacre Bennett
Shacre Bennett is truly a woman to watch in 2015! She came to us last year for support
from our Rebuilding Your Life After Divorce empowerment group and mentoring
program, attending both our Delaware & Maryland groups. We matched her with a
mentor and provided her with support from our Domestic Violence Liaison.

Her Story
On April 30, 1994 as I sat on my front step at the age of 13, I witnessed my cousin who
was 8 months pregnant, get stabbed to death by her boyfriend and father of her
children. At that point I said I never wanted a man like that and I ended up getting just
that. I was married and in an abusive relationship for 12 years. My children and I moved
around and I found myself in a domestic violence shelter......
read more of Shacre's Story