Profiles in New Endeavors: Denise Ziegler

Profiles in New Endeavors: Denise Ziegler

Not everybody can relate to our homeless clients. But Denise Ziegler has a story that serves as inspiration.

Denise, 53, is the lead case manager at New Horizons, which currently serves 17 families with single mothers. Her team provides case management services, home visits, and community meetings.

On Saturday, June 24, she got her associate’s degree in business administration from Strayer University.

Denise began working at NEW in 2008 as support staff on the weekends, while she was working on weekdays as an administrative assistant. Her other job recommended that in order to advance she go back to school, so she did. Read more

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.