Empowering, Inc. 
Women of Substance

About Our Program, Our Vison, Our Goals and Services


View Pictures of First Annual Red Ball for Empowering, Inc.

Administrative Office

30 Bearcat Blvd

Hendersonville, NC 28791
828-388-2777

Empowering Inc. provides long-term residential housing and life coaching skills with access to care for women and children in recovery. Our purpose is to help women who have past drugs problems, but who have completed a sobriety program and are trying to rebuild their lives. Before entering the residential program, women must have completed a sobriety program and be sober for thirty days.

Our Vision is to inspire women into sustained recover from substance addiction for life. Our mission is to be a passionate leader and provider of long term residential housing and access to care for women in recovery.


Usually, your character in a roleplaying game has a heroic goal: slay the evil dragon, defeat the slavering aliens, keep your humanity intact, that sort of thing. In NETLAND, your goal is a lot more selfish: avoid going to jail. In NETLAND, you take the role of a script kiddie. Before the game ever begins, you were messing around online and breaking a few laws. Nothing serious! Maybe you stole an unreleased movie and shared it with thousands of people, or you stole several identities just to see if you could. Whatever you did, it’s enough to send you to jail for a while if you ever get caught. (And you know what happens to young, sickly hacker-types when they spend time behind bars.) Guess what? You got caught! Some person or organization has evidence proving you did it, but instead of sending you to jail, they offer you employment. The pay? You don’t go to jail. (Not a bad salary, really.) The work? You team up with some other script kiddies on whatever hacking jobs they want you to do. In game terms, your illegal act is called Trouble, and when you create your character, your Trouble is rated at 20. As you play the game and succeed on your new ‘job’, the GM will reduce your Trouble a little bit at a time. Eventually, your character will lower Trouble down to zero. That means your Employer–the folks who are blackmailing you–decides that you’ve done enough. They destroy the evidence and you’re finally free! Of course, your Trouble can also go up. If you screw up those jobs they send you on, then you’ll be blackmailed for a while longer. Players compete against each other to impress their Employer, mostly by making the other players look foolish, incompetent or just plain stupid. The GM will keep score in each adventure by awarding points for successful backstabbing and subtracting points for being backstabbed. At the end, the highest-scoring player will be named Bootlicker and will lose 2 points of Trouble. Other players will be named Unimpressive and will only lose 1 point of Trouble, except for the player with the lowest score. He’ll be named Dead Weight and will gain 2 points of Trouble. Of course, if you mess with each other too much, you’ll fail the job and lose points anyway. You’ll need to be clever and covert with your backstabbing. NETLAND will feature the same player-vs-player fun found in PARANOIA and countless video games. You’ll compete against your friends to lose more Trouble and eventually be free. Since the game takes place entirely in a future online world, there is no character death. That means you’ll never get frustrated because one bad die roll killed your character–or because the guy sitting across the table just stabbed you in the back. This entry was posted on Tuesday, June 26th, 2007 at 1:09 am and is filed under Studio Chatter, General Chatter. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.




We Provide supportive recovery programs for women by coordinating community outreach and individual services, and high quality abstinence based environments which promote each woman's well being

The Goal for EACH WOMAN to become self sufficient through professional and vocational training and placement, be offered the counseling needed to become an independent home owner, and be provided aftercare programs to support recovery with professionals, alumni and by "paying it forward".

Our Focus is to be: a fervent leader in transforming the way we view and support women seeking treatment, a service to lovingly save women's lives and improve our community and a resource to foster awareness, provide valuable information and education the public.