About Women Empowering Women

Women Empowering Women in Recovery, Inc. 501(c)(3) was founded by a group of women whose lives have been affected by addiction and have benefited from the loving support of community throughout the recovery process. Amanda Marino, the founder of Women Empowering Women in Recovery wanted to honor the life of her childhood friend, Kim Kinkle, whose life was taken by the disease of addiction. With the help of others in the recovery community, the idea to honor Kim has since blossomed into an inspirational gathering of recovered women working to make a difference in young women’s lives by providing financial support to obtain an education that would otherwise not be possible.


Women Empowering Women in Recovery, Inc. is committed to providing college scholarships to women on their recovery journey empowering them to heal, recover, and know their worth in the world. Education is something no one can take away from them, and we seek to equip them with it. Learn More on our Scholarship Page.


Over the planning period, we will become the recognized provider in Florida of college scholarships for women in recovery, transforming as many women as possible and empowering them to make a difference in the world.

Our Values


Doing the right thing in the community with sincerity and humility


Coming Together for a single purpose.


Creating partnerships and strategic alignments to maximize our impact in the recovery community


Investing in women in recovery to become the best versions of themselves.


Unwavering commitment to give women in recovery a higher education, providing them purpose in life and another reason to stay sober.

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