Programs

NEW provides transitional and permanent supportive housing for unaccompanied women and women with children in our seven housing programs.

Each year our programs serve more than 200 residents by providing:

  • 59 permanent housing units;
  • 39 transitional housing units;
  • Support services for every resident;
  • Innovative education and employment services;
  • Specialized assistance for children and families.

Emergency Shelter Hotline : (800) 535-7252
Contact TTY: 711

NEW TRANSITIONS | TRANSITIONAL HOUSING FOR WOMEN

New Transitions is a 24-month transitional housing program for women. Many residents have serious health concerns and have lived without stable housing for much of their lives. We offer specialized support to help New Transitions residents obtain suitable employment and appropriate long-term housing. Each woman works with a case manager to develop a treatment plan individualized to help each women meet her goal of becoming self-reliant. Residents also voluntarily receive a variety of tailored support services provided by NEW staff, interns and volunteers, including medical and mental care, legal services, and assistance with personal finances, time management, and goal-setting.

Total Occupancy: 24 Adults

Homeless unaccompanied adult women (18 years or older); may possess a history of substance use disorder, may posses minor mental health diagnosis (medication compliant and independent) and/or minor medical disabilities.

Must be referred by an outside social service agency, a telephone screening will be conducted with the referring agency, as well as a face-to-face interview with prospective resident.

Required Documentation:

  • Verification of homelessness
  • Identification (birth certificate, social security card and picture identification)
  • Verification of mental health diagnosis (where applicable)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation (where applicable)
  • Psychosocial and/or social history

Lolita Mason, Program Manager
Phone: 202-847-0211

NEW GENERATIONS | TRANSITIONAL HOUSING FOR FAMILIES

New Generations is a 24-month family reunification transitional housing program for mothers and children. The program provides apartment housing for 15 reunifying families. In addition to individual support, our program helps mother and children strengthen family bonds; promotes parenting skills; and, provides children’s services to boost academic achievement. Support services provided at New Generations include parenting and life skills development; children’s services; family programs; and GED classes on-site in partnership with Ballou STAY.

Total Occupancy: 15 Families

Eligibility Criteria: Chronically homeless single adult female adult (18 years or older); may have a history of substance use disorder, domestic violence, minor mental health diagnosis (medication independent) and/or minor medical disabilities, must be displaced from minor child(ren) slated for reunifying.

Must be referred by an outside social service agency, a telephone screening will be conducted with the referring agency as well as 2 face-to-face interviews with prospective resident(s).

Required Documentation:

  • Verification of homelessness
  • Verification of separation from minor child(ren)
  • Any pertinent documentation as it relates to minor child(ren)
  • Identification (birth certificate, social security card and picture identification)
  • Verification of mental health diagnosis (where applicable)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation (where applicable)
  • Psychosocial and/or social history

Tracey Lassiter-Butler, Program Manager
Phone: 202-561-7625
Fax: 202-561-7627

SHELTER PLUS CARE | PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING FOR WOMEN & FAMILIES

Shelter Plus Care (SPC) is an open-ended permanent supportive housing program that serves 10 women or families headed by women. SPC residents often have multiple disabling conditions that threaten their ability to remain in housing. They need a network of support to maintain their housing and to continue moving forward in their lives. In SPC, we provide a safety net of services that intensifies or relaxes, based on individual needs. Total Occupancy: 10 Individuals and Families

Chronically homeless adult (18 years or older) women and/or families; must have a history of substance use disorder, may posses minor mental health diagnosis (medication compliant) and/or minor medical disabilities.

Must be referred by an outside social service agency, and a face-to-face interview will be conducted with prospective resident(s) and New Endeavors by Women S+C Case Manager.

Required Documentation:

  • Verification of homelessness
  • Income Verification
  • Any pertinent documentation as it relates to minor child(ren)
  • Identification (birth certificate, social security card and picture identification)
  • TB Test results
  • Verification of mental health diagnosis (where applicable)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation (where applicable)
  • Psychosocial and/or social history
  • Police clearance

Lolita Mason, Program Manager
Phone: 202-847-0211

NEW HORIZONS | PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING FOR FAMILIES & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVORS

New Horizons provides permanent supportive housing to 17 families of women and children, with specialized services for those who are recovering from domestic abuse. Each family receives support services to address and variety of challenges, and to heal from abuse and trauma, so that they may achieve long-term stability. Like our other permanent supportive housing, New Horizons offers residents their own apartment and tailored services led by a case manager. Total Occupancy: 17 families

Chronically homeless single women (18 years or older) who are recognized as head of household and meet the criteria by having one or a combination of the following: a history of substance use disorder, domestic violence, minor mental health diagnosis, and/or diagnosis of HIV/AIDS.

Must be referred by an outside social service agency, a telephone screening will be conducted with the referring agency as well as a face-to-face interview with prospective resident(s).

Required Documentation:

  • Verification of homelessness
  • Identification (birth certificate, social security card and picture identification)
  • Verification of mental health diagnosis (where applicable)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation (where applicable)
  • Psychosocial and/or social history

Naisha Price, Lead Case Manager
Phone: 202-561-1010

NEW HOPE | PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING FOR WOMEN LIVING WITH CHRONIC ILLNESS

New Hope serves 10 women living with chronic illness. We help residents improve their nutrition, make healthier lifestyle choices, and better manage their illness. Roommate style apartments facilitate peer support, with women dedicated to helping and supporting each other to reach goals of improved health and self-sufficiency. Total Occupancy: 10 adult women.

Chronically homeless single adult women (18 years or older) who are battling chronic illnesses and who are recognized as head of household.

Must be referred by an outside social service agency, a telephone screening will be conducted with the referring agency as well as a face-to-face interview with prospective resident(s).

Required Documentation:

  • Verification of homelessness
  • Identification (birth certificate, social security card and picture identification)
  • TB Test results
  • Verification of mental health diagnosis (where applicable)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation (where applicable)
  • Psychosocial and/or social history
  • Police clearance

Antoinette Norris, Program Manager
Phone: 202-561-0606

NEW JOURNEYS | PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING FOR WOMEN AGED 55 & OLDER

New Journeys is an open-ended permanent supportive housing program that offers structure and support in a dorm-style setting for six women aged 55 and older, most of whom have chronic illness and have been without stable housing for many years. Senior residents receive comprehensive case management and activities specifically designed to enhance and promote an active and healthy lifestyle. Total Occupancy: 6 adult women.

Chronically homeless single adult women who are 55 years and older.

Must be referred by an outside social service agency, a telephone screening will be conducted with the referring agency as well as a face-to-face interview with prospective resident(s).

Required Documentation:

  • Verification of homelessness
  • Identification (birth certificate, social security card and picture identification)
  • Verification of mental health diagnosis (where applicable)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation (where applicable)
  • Psychosocial and/or social history

Lolita Mason, Program Manager
Phone: 202-847-0211

RACHAEL'S HOUSE | PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING FOR WOMEN

Rachael’s House is an open-ended permanent supportive housing program that serves 17 women in apartments and a shared home setting, supporting residents to reach employment and self-sufficiency goals. Total Occupancy: 17 adult women.

Chronically homeless single adult women (18 years and older) with a disability. May possess a history of substance use disorder, a mental health diagnosis (medication compliant), and/or medical disabilities.

Must be referred by an outside social service agency, a telephone screening will be conducted with the referring agency as well as a face-to-face interview with prospective resident(s).

Required Documentation:

  • Verification of homelessness
  • Identification (birth certificate, social security card and picture identification)
  • TB Test results
  • Verification of mental health diagnosis (where applicable)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation (where applicable)
  • Psychosocial and/or social history
  • Police clearance

Antoinette Norris, Program Manager or Millicent Owusu, Case Manager
Phone: 202-561-0606 or 202-399-5501