Diversity Statement

More than 30 years ago, New Endeavors By Women was founded on the belief that all women, regardless of age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, marital status, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, or physical abilities should have the opportunity to achieve greater self-sufficiency and independence. Today, diversity and inclusion remain vital to achieving our mission of ending the cycle of homelessness. 

New Endeavors By Women strives to be a model of diversity and inclusion. Our Board of Directors, staff and volunteers reflect the diverse community that we serve. We honor, respect, and value the uniqueness of each individual involved in our mission. We also believe that bringing diverse individuals together allows us to collectively and more effectively address the issues that face our communities.

It’s been a challenging time for all of us as we adjust our days, our budgets and our expectations to COVID-19. And now, add a city and country grasping for footing after the death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer and we all feel even more out of control, unstable, and concerned about the future. Here at NEW we know that one way we can process our own feelings is to think about the needs and feelings of others.

We need you. The women need you. Your community needs you. Now more than ever women and children in DC need a safe and stable place to live.