Helping The Homeless Before A Big Snow/Weather Event

via Capital Weather Gang/Facebook

The image says it all. Winter is here and the White Walkers have arrived. No, that is not a snow hole you see in Capital Weather Gang’s update. As a friend, one sage M.A. Mulligan put it on Facebook, “They ran out of scary colors and just left our area white. Like snow.” 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

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.

Give.