NEW is happy to welcome Allyson Jernagin, a NEW alumna to the board!
In 2007, as a NEW resident, Allyson’s case manager asked her what her goals were. First, she said, she wanted to reconnect with her family. Then get a job, and finally own a house.
Today Allyson has achieved all her goals.
“NEW gave me the foundation I was lacking in order to move out of homelessness and continue my recovery,” she said. “As a board member, I just want to be a part of NEW and help in any way I can and let the NEW women know that their situation isn’t where they have to end up. There’s always promise and hopefulness in tomorrow.”
Allyson will bring her skills as an accountant to the board, as well as a genuine love for the place that gave her a second chance. “I am so happy to be a part of continuing NEW’s mission,” she said.