RIP, Tara

Tara McLain, at the 2011 annual awards ceremony, with Tara with James Brown, Director of Programs

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.

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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.