We are delighted to team up with Network Under 40 for a fun event. Tickets are on sale now. There will be pie and craft cocktails and a ton of fun. Please do join us! September 15, 6 – 9 pm, at Mulebone.
Did you get the Save the Date card to our annual fundraising event? Because we’d love to see you there!
NEW will hold our annual gala, Moving Out Of Homelessness, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, October 25, 2016 at the Marriot Marquis in Washington, DC (901 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001). Read more
“Where does the money go?”
It’s a fair question for donors to ask, one we’re happy to answer! The numbers are stark. Humbling, really, for those of us who do not go without. Even if we’re on a budget. Read more
Mrs. Tara McLain, our 2011 New Light Alumna Honoree, passed away on July 12, 2016. Tara leaves behind six children. She was truly a “new light” example for other NEW clients, taking on challenges and continuing to set and meet even higher goals in her journey out of homelessness. We will miss Tara. Read more
I hope you had a good Fourth. At NEW, we spent the holiday celebrating the end of a successful Spring Challenge. Because guess what? We made our goal! You helped us raise $37,401! Read more
Our Summer Newsletter, Renewal, has been mailed. In this issue, New Hope celebrates fives years, we shine a light on Petrina Williams, and we welcome new board members. Read more
Our executive director, Wanda Steptoe said something moving last month when the first shoots of determined green emerged in the first flush of spring. “Like the tulips,” she said, “the women of are always pushing forward insistently, bent on showing their beauty and thriving in the world around us.” Read more
The words “remarkable” and “survivor” routinely apply to NEW alumna. Even so, Petrina Williams breaks the mold. Like many NEW alumna, Williams, now a NEW board member, has been through challenges that would fell the rest of us. Yet as she talks about her experiences with matter-of-fact honesty, she radiates happiness and a joy for living. For example, her outgoing voicemail message, where you can practically hear her smile, invites you to “Have a great day—on purpose!” No doubt, it is that upbeat attitude that has carried Williams through life. And what a life it has been. Read more