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Services for Adolescents

EMPOWERR Program

EMPOWERR offers evidence based, comprehensive HIV, STI, and unplanned pregnancy prevention programs that are endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and the Office of Adolescent Health. Programs are designed for middle school and high school aged youth and emphasize abstinence as the safest choice while also informing participants about contraceptive methods and condom use. These programs are provided in partnership with community organizations such as the SC Department of Juvenile Justice, Charleston Police Department's Camp Hope, Charleston County School District, and other youth serving organizations. If you are a part of a youth serving organization and are interested in integrating our programs into your services, please contact us. 

EMPOWERR offers the following evidence based programs (EBP's).

Making Proud Choices (MPC)

  • 8-10 age appropriate sessions lasting from 60-90 minutes each.
  • Medically accurate information regarding STI's, HIV, pregnancy, condoms, and contraception methods.
  • Skill building activities to identify goals and dreams, delay sexual activity, communicate with peers/romantic partners, and to make healthy decisions.

Sisters, Informing, Healing, Living, & Empowering (SIHLE)

  • 4, 3 hour sessions, or 8-10, 60-90 minute sessions¬†
  • Designed for African American teen girls
  • Focused on gender and ethnic pride
  • Medically accurate information regarding STI's, HIV, pregnancy, condoms, and contraception methods.
  • Skill building activities to identify goals and dreams, delay sexual activity, communicate with peers/romantic partners, and to make healthy decisions.

Case Management Services

  • Transportation to and from program sessions
  • Referrals and transportation to and from testing facilities
  • Referrals for mental health and substance abuse treatment

Web-Based Programs

  • Please contact us for more information about how to access our online version of SIHLE.