NEW marks 25 years of service

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More than 140 friends and supporters joined New Endeavors by Women to celebrate our 25th Anniversary at our annual Moving Out of Homelessness event on November 14, 2013. Our supporters, rallied by mistress of ceremonies Gwen Tolbart of Fox 5 News, helped us raise nearly $70,000 to help fund our five housing programs for homeless women and children! Read more

Picture Perfect Photo Shoot

elizabeth, our photographer Six NEW residents and program graduates recently participated in a beautiful portrait session with photographer Elizabeth Dranitzke of Photopia. We held the session in the lovely, tranquil space at Tabula Rasa on Barracks Row. The portraits will grace the walls in community areas of our new 611 N Street building, scheduled to open in December 2012.  Read more

Partners outfit our ladies for new jobs

NEW is proud to announce two recent partnerships to help working residents meet their clothing needs and more. We recently became a Dress for Success referral agency, and we established a wonderful relationship with Open Door Baptist Church located in Southeast Washington, DC. Read more

Sistah Queens help us open a Resource Pantry

sistah-queens-groupWe are so grateful for the continued support and partnership of the Sistah Queens. Sistah Queens is a membership group of more than 100 women from the DC area and across the country, who are dedicated to uplifting and empowering women. Last year, the group hosted a wonderful daylong women’s empowerment mini-conference for our residents, and since then, they have volunteered as mentors. Recognizing that many NEW residents, despite having an income, still struggle to sustain a household, the Sistah Queens group set out on a mission to help. Read more

MVP Appreciation Luncheon – September 26

mvp-programNEW recently hosted an Appreciation Luncheon to celebrate our MVP Class of 2012 and to recognize our many community partners and volunteers who helped make this year’s program a great success for our residents. MVP (Mentor Volunteer Program) pairs ten residents with employment mentors, and provides an array of support services, tools and resources for more than 40 NEW residents who are on the road to gaining employment or growing in their careers. The luncheon was held on September 26, 2012 at THEARC in Southeast Washington. Read more

Keys for the Homeless Donates Bureaus

bureausOur housing program relocated for construction to begin at 611 N Street, and we had one urgently needed item for our big move: new bureaus. Every one of our residents received one, thanks to our friends at Keys for the Homeless Foundation and a donation from a local hotel!

Keys for the Homeless “recycles” gently used furniture and home furnishings from some of the area’s leading hotels by collecting and delivering it to homeless shelters and transitional living programs. We are proud to be a Keys for the Homeless partner and beneficiary. To learn more about Keys for the Homeless Foundation, visit their website: www.keysforthehomeless.org